Crackers without the Crap

£1,025

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by October 25th 2019 at 11:37am

The aim: To bring plastic free, recyclable crackers to the market in 2019. Filled with bee and butterfly friendly flower seeds.

by Crackers without the Crap in Shepton Mallet, England, United Kingdom

  • What is it?

Crackers without the Crap was inspired by the tiny plastic frogs, fortune telling fish and card tricks, made of plastic and wrapped in plastic that make an appearance in the majority of the millions of crackers pulled in the UK each Christmas.

  • I get it, there is too much plastic and we've all watched Blue Planet. I still want something in my cracker though!

Crackers without the Crap  will be filled with bee friendly seeds instead of screwdrivers, hats, snaps and okay, a little crap in the form of a joke.

  • Nice, that is an idea I can get behind. Everyone loves a bee. Any other environmental aims?

They will be recyclable.
They will be as close to plastic free as they can get, there are plastics in ink but working with printers and designers who are committed to reducing plastics they will be kept to a minimum.

  • Okay, this sounds good. I want to do something nice at Christmas too, what about charity?

Donations of crackers will be made to food banks, helping those who are in a difficult situation enjoy a good Christmas.
With each box of crackers sold, donations will be made to Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Plastic Oceans UK, organisations dedicated to making the environment better.

  • You seem to have all the good stuff covered, anything else I need to know?

Where possible, raw materials will be sourced within a 20 mile radius of my home in Somerset.
In the spirit of #backherbusiness I will be trying to use suppliers who are run by or have a strong female workforce.

So there you have it. The stumbling block is that I am building this business literally from the ground up and I need your help to make it flourish. So, I need your support to fund everything from a website to seeds!

I would really appreciate your support, and I think the bees would too.

http://www.frometimes.co.uk/2019/08/27/humans-of-frome-by-ciara-nolan-spotlight-on-heather-wride/

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

A little human kindness

For your £10 you will send a cracker to a foodbank this Christmas, because poverty can and does happen to anyone and everyone deserves a happy Christmas. A donation will also be made to a foodbank on your behalf.

£10 or more

A little bee kindness

For your £10, a cracker will be sent to a foodbank this Christmas and a donation to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust will be made in your name.

£10 or more

A little sea kindness

For your £10, a cracker will be sent to a foodbank this Christmas and a donation to the Plastic Oceans UK will be made in your name.

£20 or more

One box

A box of 6 Christmas crackers from #crackerswithoutthecrap! Bee the envy of all your friends (although, your friends might have them too)! Enjoy your hats, your jokes and your seeds, sow meadows and skip through them on sunny days, grow flowers in pots, in gardens or wherever you please. Your £20 will also ensure a cracker goes to a foodbank and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Plastic Oceans UK get some money.

£20 or more

I just want to help

You don't want crackers, Christmas isn't really your thing but you like the idea and you are wholly impressed with the passion behind it. I get it! Donations will be made to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Plastic Oceans UK on your behalf and a box of crackers will make its way to a foodbank this Christmas. I appreciate it, thank you.

£20 or more

Send a box as a gift this Christmas

Stuck for a gift idea? You've bought all the toiletries, goats, biscuits and stars one person can own and you have run out of ideas. Why not send some crackers? One box of crackers can be winging its way to your parents, your grandparents or another loved one this Christmas. Just pop the recipients details in when you're asked for the address.

£35 or more

Two boxes

Two boxes of 6 Christmas crackers from #crackerswithoutthecrap! Bee the envy of all your friends (although, your friends might have them too)! Enjoy your hats, your jokes and your seeds, sow meadows and skip through them on sunny days, grow flowers in pots, in gardens or wherever you please. Your £20 will also ensure a cracker goes to a foodbank and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Plastic Oceans UK get some money.


Let's make 'Crackers without the Crap' happen

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