07 Jul Plastic Free July
Plastic Free July
We’re Doing Our Bit //
Here at Partisan we take our responsibility to the environment very seriously.
We are extremely proud that all of our postal packaging is either recycled, recyclable or re-used.
We use Veg-Ware products which are biodegradable, compostable and kinder to the environment than conventional plastic pots.
We re-use any chill packs that we receive from our suppliers and recycle all our cardboard boxes and packaging.
We use really good quality, sturdy cardboard boxes to post your cheese to you in. Why not consider re-using them? They are great for storing shoes, organising old toys neatly or making a multi-plug, cable tidy.
We use wood wool to protect your cheese in transit which is extremely environmentally friendly being both recycled and recyclable. You can reuse the wood wool when sending gifts to your friends, pop it in your garden compost or recycling bin or you can even use it to stuff soft toys. The possibilities are endless!
Our Couriers, APC, strive for carbon-neutral delivery. They use route optimisation technology and modern aerodynamic, fuel-efficient vehicles that are regularly maintained and serviced ensuring that every parcel we deliver is carbon neutral at no extra cost to our customers.
Want to do your bit? We can email your cheese notes to you instead of including a physical copy in your box of cheese. Just drop us an email at [email protected] and let us know. We’d also love to hear from you if you have any other ideas on how we can do our bit for the environment here at Partisan!
EVERY LITTLE HELPS
Five Recycling Facts //
In the UK, we use over 12.5 million tonnes of paper each year. This equates to a forest the size of Wales.
We recycle around 80% of the paper used in the UK.
If every person in the UK recycled just 10% more paper, we would save approximately 5 million trees each year.
90% of Sunday newspapers are thrown away in Britain. This is the equivalent to half a million trees.
It takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminium cans than it does to make new ones.
Of the 24 million tonnes of aluminium produced annually in the UK, 51,000 tonnes ends up as packaging for food and drinks.
90% of all drinks cans in the UK are made from aluminium.
If we recycled all those aluminium cans, we would need 14 million fewer dustbins.
Recycling a single aluminium can will save enough energy to power a TV for up to three hours or an iPod for up to twenty hours.
Recycling a single glass bottle will save enough energy to power a laptop for half an hour.
Recycling a single plastic bottle will save enough energy to power a lightbulb for three hours or more.
The average person in the UK throws away around 400kg of waste each year; 7 times their own body weight.
Of the 26m tonnes of waste produced in the UK, 12m tonnes are recycled, and 14m tonnes are sent to landfill sites. This gives us an average recycling rate of 45%.
Germany, Austria, and South Korea remain world-leaders when it comes to recycling household waste, recycling 60 – 70%.
In the UK, we are only recycling 3% more waste than we did in 2010.
It takes up to 500 years for plastic to fully decompose.
We make and use 20 times more plastic today than we did 50 years ago.
Plastic consumption grows by around 4% each year in Western Europe. That might not sound a lot, but it means that within 20 years we will have doubled our current plastic use.
Every year, we throw away enough plastic to circle the world 5 times.
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