Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce achieves “Good” rating in plastic usage audit

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The Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce are pleased to have been awarded a “Good” rating in the SEL Group’s Plastic Users, Shops, Services and Hospitality Audit (PLuSH).

Already certified to ISO 14001: 2015, the Chamber are always looking at ways to improve their environmental practices and the QEST Group invited Dr Dawn Pope to carry out the plastic audit and to receive help and advice on what could be done in the near future to achieve “Excellent”.

The QEST team are pro-active and are constantly striving to reduce the Chamber’s plastic footprint. Recent initiatives have included providing toiletries with refillable containers, using jugs and refillable water bottles to reduce single use packaging. The team also actively encourage the segregation of plastic wastes and reusing name badges.

Dr Dawn Pope said: “ The audit identified a number of opportunities to further reduce the plastic impact of the Chamber and both Ann Steele and Sarah Eccleston from the QEST team have some brilliant ideas on how to achieve these changes. It is predicted that by making these changes, they could achieve a rating of “Excellent”.

“The PLuSH audit tool is aimed at addressing end user issues encountered by organisations involved in service, retail and hospitality sectors. It provides a simple objective review of plastic use within an organisation and can be used to benchmark an organisation and to track progress”.

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