When you place an order with Deckard we will carbon-offset it by donating to the mangrove restoration project.
Promotional Branded Drawstring Bag | Deckard Ltd chose the mangrove restoration project for a variety of reasons. Planting trees is great but most take up to 40 years until they become mature and are able to absorb enough carbon to make a difference and the planet needs to act now. Mangroves are a small, coastal tree species that occur worldwide in the tropics and subtropics, they grow pretty quick and reach up to two meters or more within two years and are particularly proficient at absorbing carbon and storing it in their extensive root systems underground. Carbon stored in mangrove forests is considered blue carbon, because it is stored on the coast. In addition to their excellent carbon sequestration abilities, mangroves provide excellent flood and storm protection to the coastal area itself.
These mangrove restoration efforts in Madagascar support planting locations on parcels of coastal land to the North West of the island, near Mahajanga. Whilst the combined restoration area is wider, to date the project has funded mangrove planting spanning an area of around 600 hectares of this degraded coastal region – and as each small pocket of land is planted, the community’s funding is directed to support further planting, further along the coast.
The project has been in operation since 2019, during that time the community will have funded the planting of 13 million mangrove trees here.
We at Deckard already provide a vast range of Eco based promotional merchandise but would like to carbon off-set our shipping and printing and after much research find this project to be the most effective way to make a real difference. If you would like to find out more please contact us, we’re always happy to help.