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World Earth Day 2024

This year, Earth Day is demanding a 60% reduction in the production of plastics by 2040, with the ultimate goal of ending plastic production altogether.

The theme ‘planet vs plastic’ is one which on this awareness day, we all play a part in.

Recycling can help reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up in landfills or the environment, however it does have limitations in terms of its impact on carbon emissions and microplastic pollution.

Here are some of things B Hygienic have done so far:

– Introduced a plastic and cardboard recycling station for all office based rubbish – the DEFRA regulation comes into force in March 2025 – preparing early for this is key to the success.

– Recycling stations for all cardboard, plastic waste from customer installations

– Educated our team on eco friendly products within the workplace

– Source eco-friendly materials – banning wipes containing plastic – this will soon be enforced by the government.

– Look for alternative forms of packaging

– Supported Unblocktober – a reminder of the collective responsibility we have in maintaining clean and hygienic washrooms.

– Big Blue Ocean Clean Up – renewed our partnership. We all have a responsibility to ensure we are working towards better sustainability, which means we can meet our own needs without compromising future generations

– Audit and minimise single-use plastics

We asked one of our youngest supporters Havanna, to draw the earth (see the photo attached) and to explain in her own words what she thinks World Earth Day is about; “Picking up plastic and all rubbish, so that animals can run around and have a good life”.

We think Havanna says it best – we all have a part to play and we should do this for our future generations.

If you would like to discuss options for your business to reduce plastics – we can help.