Big companies are increasingly offering incentives to help reduce waste and recycle more, these incentives often include freebies, discounts and loyalty points. All this seems great however a lot of people are not aware that these incentives even exist.
Costa Coffee is set to become the first coffee chain in the UK to pledge it will recycle the same amount of disposable cups as it sells with the aim to stop the huge number already ending up in landfill which is currently around 500 million. The company director is hoping that doing this will dispel the myth about coffee cups not being reyclable.
Inmates at HMP Northumberland are set to take part in a scheme to turn old Virgin Trains uniforms into textiles, with the aim to reduce offending rates by preparing prisoners for life after prison and to support a local homeless charity by donating the then upcycled clothing.
The Eco Schools Scheme is this weeks green champions, an organisation to help teach children how to care for their environment and how living in a cleaner community can help benefit everyone.
Our Green Champions series is back and this issue we take a look at the 7 year old boy who is helping to save the planet with his recycling business, starting when he was just a toddler, Ryan Hickman has found a passion for recycling and has grown his business impressively so far he has his college fund up and running and has become a patron of the Pacific Marine Mammal Centre. All at such a young age.
Paper cup waste is an ever increasing worry with the amount ending up in landfill, this is where Starbucks have stepped forward, they are leading the way on trying to prevent an unprecedented amount being wasted. They have tackled all aspects to try and help save the environment, such as saving water consumption by 23%.
Virgins ethos is that we should protect our natural resources and work with nature, everyone knows the airlines and trainlines, but do you know they do an incredible amount of work outside of these companies to help with sustaining our environment, such as being part of a programme to help make 10 islands run on 100% renewable energy.