Leek based LSGK Accountants Ltd are playing their part in tackling a global problem by signing up to a scheme designed to cut plastic pollution.
Environmental pressure group, Surfers Against Sewage have devised the special business toolkit to enable any business, large or small, to remove single use plastic from their business.
Globally, we are producing nearly 300 million tonnes of plastic every year. Of that, it is estimated that up to 13 million tonnes of plastic leaks into the global marine environment annually. This has adverse implications for wildlife, the economy and human health.
The Plastic Free Communities business toolkit enables businesses to reduce plastic pollution in the environment by reusing, recycling, and finding plastic-free options wherever possible.
Sally Perry from Moorlands Climate Action who is coordinating the campaign for Leek to become a plastic free community said: “There are a growing number of individuals and businesses in Staffordshire Moorlands who want to do something positive to tackle plastic waste.
“I recently met Mark Brammar who runs the Fox Networking business group in Leek. Mark invited me to come along and talk at a meeting which led to sign ups to the business toolkit, including LSGK Accountants. Most businesses I talk to want to do something to tackle the problem of single-use plastic waste. The toolkit makes it easy to get started and businesses are active on social media and networking which helps to spread the message.”
LSGK Accountants director, Jed Eatough said: “Plastic pollution is a huge problem which we must tackle head-on. We are only a small business but as part of a global movement gathering pace, I believe we have an opportunity to cut single use plastic from daily life.
“We are already looking at cutting plastic bottles, bags and single use cutlery from our offices and I intend to highlight the importance of doing this, and how easy it is it, to our many clients.”
For further information on how your business can sign reduce plastic waste contact Sally Perry: email@example.com or visit Businesses – Plastic Free Communities
Photo: Jed Eatough and Sally Perry