Eco-minded staff at TCL Group head office are doing their bit to help save the planet – by taking part in a recycling scheme set up by two of their colleagues.
Since June, the 55 employees have drastically, but effortlessly, changed their behaviour by putting their crisp packets, drinks cans, plastics, cardboard and foil food trays into specially provided recycling containers.
They have also switched to glass milk bottles supplied by a local farmer.
The initiative was the brainchild of Ben Preston and Stewart Tranter who were spurred on by national treasure Sir David Attenborough to encourage their colleagues to do their bit to protect the environment.
Ben explained: “After watching ‘War Against Plastics’ on BBC One I enquired about replacing our plastic milk bottles with glass bottles and we have had nothing but positive feedback.
“Watching documentaries such as Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II is a real eye opener. It is clear to see the impact our irresponsible waste treatment is having, so why not make little changes and increase awareness where possible?
“What Stewart and I are asking people to do is not particularly difficult or stressful and it doesn’t change the physicality behind throwing things away. All that changes is the bin the waste goes in and the way people think.”