Toolbox Marketing supports Recycle Awareness Week

Recycle Awareness Week is celebrated every year during a full week from September 19 to 25. This week-long holiday provides an excellent opportunity for people all over the world to come together and support the noble cause of recycling.

Over the last few months, Toolbox Marketing has been finding ways to support Recycle Awareness Week, from weighing our recycling waste to painting bookshelves – we’ve been getting everything ready for a week full of recycling! 

DAY 1 – Weigh your waste 

Each member of the Toolbox team has been weighing how much recycling they have contributed from their homes this week! This is to inspire our team to continue to recycle in the office AND out. We are very competitive in the pink team and everyone’s driving to get their recycling to the top. Come back soon to discover our recycling winner!

DAY 2 – Caffeine & compost 

We introduced sustainable coffee brand Grind at the Toolbox Marketing office. Not only are Grind certified organic by the Soil Association but they are ethically sourced from sustainable farms around the world, are free from nasty plastics and are delivered carbon-positive on a monthly basis! 

As we have various coffee drinkers here at Toolbox Marketing, these new coffee pods have reduced the amount of plastic we use. We have also invested in our own compostable bin to ensure the pods are disposed of properly,  helping the planet, one coffee pod at a time.

DAY 3 – Lose the plastic, reuse the fabric

We switched to reusable bags as a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic bags. Using reusable tote bags over plastic bags has so many benefits that help support the planet.

DAY 4 – Toolbox Book Nook

We have transformed an existing shelf in our office into our ‘Book Nook’ area and painted it pink of course! This is to encourage the team to recycle their used books for a new book and inspire reading.

DAY 5 – Toolbox gets thrifty 

We will soon play host our Swap Shop encouraging team Toolbox Marketing and the local community to recycle their old clothes for new ones! Upcycling clothes is a great way to extend the lives of clothes, slowing down consumption. 

Every year the UK consumes 2.16 million tonnes of clothing and spends approximately £38.4 billion. Oxfam estimate around 2.4 billion items of clothing are sitting in our wardrobes unused and unloved.* Almost 10,000 items of clothing go to landfill every five minutes, and an estimated 1 billion items of clothing a year are sent to landfill – that’s over 500,000 tonnes of clothes.**

By reusing old clothes, we are reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and highlighting the importance of considering how and where our clothes are made.

Let’s continue to recycle and make the world a better place.

**Marks and Spencers