Today marks the fifth annual Global Recycling Day, which recognises the people, places and activities that showcase what an important role recycling plays in contributing to an environmentally stable planet and a greener future for all.
The theme for this year is #RecyclingHeros – so we’ve teamed up with some of our members and patrons for details of their recycling activities that are helping to make our communities greener.
Many of our Chamber members have been working tirelessly to transform their recycling systems. Our Chamber charities rely on the recycling efforts of local communities to help support their business operations and fundraising activities.
Emmaus Furniture Mine – As the business is largely focused on the recycling and reuse of furniture from across Staffordshire and beyond, they prevent over 400 tonnes of items from going to landfill every year. Learn more.
F Ball & Co – One of F. Ball’s main efforts in their quest for greener working practices is the introduction of their own bucket and bottle recycling scheme, which provides branded receptacles at selected distributor partners, where flooring contractors can dispose of any of the company’s buckets and bottles packaging, for free. Continue reading.
Dougie Mac – Dougie Mac aim to reach 5% waste by 2023. This year alone, they’ve stopped over 1,530,000 items from going into landfill by selling them in their shops or online. Continue reading.
Ornua Foods – Ornua Foods UK is making a further significant step forward in its sustainability journey with the transfer of its Pilgrims Choice grated cheese into more environmentally friendly and fully recyclable packaging. Continue reading.
Alice Charity – Alice contribute to recycling through their Pass it On and Bump and Beyond projects. Through these initiatives, they supply good quality, preloved furniture, white goods and baby items to families in need. Continue reading.
Our local councils are also committed to helping improve the quantity and quality of recycling. Find out more about their projects using the links below. SDG
For more details about Global Recycling Day, visit the Global Recycling Foundation website.