Nine Twenty take on Plastic Free July challenge

The team at Nine Twenty Recruitment are taking on the global movement with millions of others to help reduce plastic pollution. Plastic Free July is a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation that allows us to work towards our vision of seeing a world free of plastic waste. 

As a company, Nine Twenty felt the two most frequently used items within a household are plastic bottles and plastic carrier bags, and by reducing the team’s usage of these products, we could collectively as a company have a significant effect on reducing plastic pollution.

Avoiding buying single-use plastic water bottles is as simple as carrying your own reusable alternative with you. Be sure to choose a socially-responsible and environmentally-friendly alternative, such as a reusable bottle made from stainless steel, glass, or safe aluminium.

Did you know that a single plastic bottle takes 450 years to decompose in a landfill site? On average a human uses 150 plastic bottles a year, which works out at 3 bottles per week. Would this make you reconsider your approach to the products you use?

Shockingly, a single plastic carrier bag takes 1,000 years to decompose on a landfill site. On average a human uses a plastic bag per day which is a lifetime can be 13,000 plastic bags. Simultaneously, due to the lightness of these products, it can result in items blowing away and landing in drains which then leads to rivers to the sea’s resulting in plastic pollution. By choosing to reuse plastic bags, you can save around 500 plastic bags per year from entering our oceans and landfill.

Nine Twenty have introduced quirky alternatives for the team to fight against plastic pollution. A large jute bag has been given to each member of the Nine Twenty team to be used as a substitute for plastic bags. The bags are made from natural fibres, they are large and sturdy and fit lots of items.

Nine Twenty have also introduced stainless steel reusable bottles. Durability means they are made to last, corrosion-resistant, and are a hygienic option. The installation within these bottles keeps the product cold and hot, which also decreased the demand for buying hot drinks as a one-time use. Once the bottle is at the end of its era, the steel will be recycled into other products.

Gordon Brown, CEO of Nine Twenty Recruitment feels strongly about changing consumer habits and sustainable consumption “as a company from a corporate social responsibility perspective we have an obligation to educate and encourage our staff to reduce their plastic consumption, and therefore have designed two reusable products for the staff to incorporate into their daily lives with the aim of reducing the need for plastic and increasing recycling.”

As plastic slowly makes its way to the sea, its time to do our part by reducing the plastic we use.  Together we can make a difference and be a part of the solution. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

By following the three R’s (reduce, reuse, and recycle) you can help create a more sustainable future for our planet.

By coming together to tackle plastic pollution, we can show that powerful, collective action to restore nature is possible.

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