Love Logs co-founders, Paul Strachan and Heather Emery

The UK’s first plastic-free firewood retailer, Love Logs, is celebrating its first anniversary by planting its 14,000th tree this month. After doubling its tree-planting promise from 2020 in the first six weeks of 2021 alone, the sustainable start-up has gone from strength to strength; expanding its product range and fulfilling over 5,000 orders in their first year.

Based in the Midlands, Love Logs stocks a range of British firewood, charcoal and natural firelighters and specialise in offering ‘Fuel Kit’ bundles for pizza ovens, barbecues, fire pits and log burners. Most recently, Love Logs diversified its offering by launching a Barbecue and Smoking range, to provide its customers with locally sourced, sustainable British charcoal and smoking wood that is also 100% plastic-free.

Commenting on the company’s one year anniversary and plans for the future, co-founder of Love Logs, Heather Emery, says:

“We’re absolutely delighted to be celebrating our first anniversary by planting our 14,000th tree. The past 12 months have been such an incredible journey and we’re so pleased that our vision to provide the UK’s first 100% plastic-free firewood has resonated so strongly with our customers.”

Having worked in partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects since its inception last year during the summer lockdown, the start-up has consistently delivered on its founding promise to incite positive change and to set a new precedent for businesses – both small and large – across the UK. Most recently, in support of Plastic-Free July, the start-up has pledged to remove the equivalent of 10 bottles of ocean plastic – alongside its tree planting pledge – for every order it receives throughout the month.

“As well helping to plant trees, the support of our customers means that we’ve been able to save over 14,000 plastic bags or nets. We’re so proud of how far we’ve come in just a year, having grown an average of 50% month on month. Looking ahead to the future, we have some very exciting products in the pipeline and can’t wait to continue growing the business!

“We’re determined to continue to be a driving force for change within our industry. We passionately believe that the onus is on businesses to offer sustainable options that are easily accessible to consumers without compromising on quality” concluded Heather.

All of Love Logs’ firewood and charcoal products are sustainably sourced from British woodland and are delivered to customers’ doors across the UK in 100% plastic-free packaging.