Winners of the 'Leadership in Green Procurement' Award 2019!
We are delighted to announce that we were the proud winners of the 'Leadership in Green Procurement' Award at the recent Camden and Islington Sustainability Awards.
This award comes as a result of our work sourcing and introducing efficient, economical and eco-friendly product ranges to our customers while also bringing in recycling schemes for used Greenspeed bottles. As a result we are reducing not only our own carbon footprint but also that of our customer base. Over the last 18 months we have increased our eco-ranges from 2% to 20% and plan to keep it going!
It all began with an evening of Blue Planet binging that ignited the need for change. We are on a mission to offer eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives to every product we have on our shelves, with a dream that one day we can get rid of harmful cleaning chemicals, non-sustainable paper products and single use packaging. Not only this, but we have made a vow to reduce our carbon footprint by 5% every year. Working with iRecycle, also winners on the evening, we now recycle used plastic Greenspeed bottles to ensure the circular cleaning concept is achieved.
Greenspeed product packaging is made up of 25% recycled plastic and 75% Bio Plastic. Bio-plastic contains the same physical and chemical properties of regular plastic but replaces petroleum with sugar cane ethanol which is much more sustainable and has a lower carbon footprint. All of this means that many of their products attain the very highest environmental standard, the “Cradle to Cradle” accreditation.
It's not an easy task and it's certainly a work in process but winning this award is a fantastic mile stone and evidence we are going in the correct direction!