Plastic Free July is the perfect time to look for news ways to eliminate plastics from every day use. Across the month we’ve collaborated with clients on events and initiatives to promote the reduction and elimination of plastics.
As a sustainable cleaning company, we continually look for ways to make our service more environmentally friendly. This includes using chemical free cleaning solutions, reducing the amount of energy we use and cutting out plastics.
There are four pillars that make up our sustainable business strategy to Create Better Places. There are: Protecting Our World, Putting People First, Planning for Success and Partnering for Change. We know that by prioritising these initiatives, we can work towards a brighter future.
What have we done for Plastic Free July?
Across July, we’ve held client engagement days promoting Plastic Free July. We completed eight sessions across the buildings of our client JLL. These let us engage with occupiers and showcase the ways that we are collaborating with JLL to remove plastic out of all waste streams in our onsite operations. This includes using environmentally friendly products like Solupak and Tersano.
This gave us the chance to share some of our ESG activities within their buildings and hand out flyers on the changes that occupiers can make to reduce plastic in the office, and at home.
This was a brilliant opportunity to hand out some of our Bottle Made Blue bottles. These environmentally friendly water bottles help put an end to packaged water and make refilling easy. Made from indestructible Tritan, they are clear, sturdy and unbreakable as well as being recyclable, reusable and dishwasher safe.
For each bottle given out, Made Blue provides 500 litres of clean drinking water to a community in need, equating to six months of clean drinking water for one child from a developing country. This is such a brilliant alternative to the usual throwaway plastic bottle, with more than 4kg of plastic waste avoided and a huge social value benefit.
How do we reduce plastics in our service?
Our service uses innovative products, which remove single use plastics, are chemical free, have recyclable packaging and require fewer deliveries. These include biodegradable gloves, recycled micro fibre cloths, and recycled feminine hygiene bins. Our Service Support Centre has also been transformed into a sustainable working space that conserves energy, carefully recycles and uses electric vehicles.
Our market-leading sustainable cleaning service has been designed with the aim to support ours and our clients’ sustainable goals. We want to remain the UK’s leading sustainable cleaning company and aim to influence others in our industry to follow suit. We hope that through running an environmentally friendly service, we can work with clients to protect our world.