We are often inspired by events and organisations all around us, to up our game at Woodland Burial Company. Zero Waste Week is another opportunity to consider what we do and how we do it.
What is Zero Waste Week?
This is the summary from their website. I think it explains things very well.
Zero Waste week was founded by Rachelle Strauss in 2008 and began as a National UK Campaign. It lasts a week is every year, during the first full week in September.
The campaign runs on social media and the website ZeroWasteWeek. It aims to reach a community of like-minded people who want to reduce residential or commercial waste, reuse materials and recycle as much as possible. The aim of the campaign is to help householders, businesses, schools and community groups increase recycling, reduce landfill waste and participate in the circular economy.
How Does Granville’s Wood take part?
Our sustainable ethos means we work hard to reduce waste as a whole. Our business is already extremely low waste. During this week we have also looked at new ways we can reduce business waste, or use more recycled and recyclable products. We also hope that by sharing and discussing environmental topics we can support people in their choices.
Here are some of the things we have been up to:
- We now source all our office needs from Green Stationery Company.
- Completing regular ‘litter picks’ of our own and the wider Woods.
- Changing our printed products to be more recyclable.
- Making sellable items from some of our fallen branches.
How can you take part?
Reducing our waste is a really positive way to make an impact. Usually small changes that become new habits is the best way to start. Some people pick one room in the house to focus on, or maybe just one ‘topic’ like clothes, or cleaning products. There are lots of resources on line to help you. Here’s one we like… you may recognise them 😉