We have launched new KpH Reusable Bottles at our Strip Out sites.
The initiative came about as a result of the ‘Spotlight on… plastics and packaging’ campaign (to assess how much single-use plastic we were producing on-site) and as part of our wider Waste Management Review.
We asked our site at Bishopsgate to save their drinks bottles for two weeks. We were shocked at how many single-use plastic drinking bottles the staff collected.
To showcase the results, and to re-use the plastic bottle waste we collected, we potted plants in them to display throughout the building. A surprising side-effect of this experiment was how it managed to make our demolition site look glamorous!
Having identified that this particular waste stream, within our processes, had the most significant negative impact on the environment, we launched our re-usable bottle campaign.
The Site Manager set a fun challenge for a few members of staff to upcycle the drinks bottles and some reclaimed wood. They created a rather inventive table that the re-usable bottles were displayed on for the workforce to pick up and use.
We aim to reduce single-use plastic drinking bottle waste on our sites by raising awareness amongst our staff of initiatives such as hashtag #PassOnPlastic and hashtag #PledgeLessPlastic. So far, our workforce seem really happy with their new re-usable bottles, so that’s an encouraging start!
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