Going Green seems to be all the buzz now and although we try not to follow fads blindly, we unashamedly announce that Lanyard Factory is going green too!
Just check out the facts from Waste Online below:
- In UK alone, 3 million tonnes of plastic waste is being generated every year. Out of that, an equivalent of 25.2 BILLION 2-litres bottles are being thrown away by folks like us!
- When plastic is landfilled, it becomes a litter menace as plastic takes hundreds of years to disintegrate. This is especially pertinent now that we use and produce 20 times more plastic than we did 50 years ago.
- Plastic is hazardous to produce requiring oil (it is estimated that 4% of the world’s annual oil production is used as raw material for plastics production and an additional 3-4% used during manufacture).
What we do is tiny, but we believe that if everyone does a little, the world will become a much better place. So, following the 3 cardinal principles of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, Lanyard Factory commits to the following:
- Manufacturing, with pride and care, recycled lanyards from recycled PET (polyethylene terephtalate or in our simplified term – plastic drinking bottles) that feel and look better than lanyards made from virgin polyester. Our recycled lanyards are recyclable too (the strap)! We do not believe in making biodegradable lanyards from corn or other edible materials as we think that food should remain where it should remain – in people’s tummies. Plus, there is enough waste for us to recycle.
- Creating lanyards that are good looking enough that your client keeps and reuses it even after the event it was created for
- Bringing mummy tote bags/backpacks so that we can say ‘no’ to plastic bags while going to the grocers
- Bringing mugs for morning coffees from local cafes instead of using take away cups
- Encouraging email exchanges instead of unnecessary paper trails
- Using both sides of papers
- Storing plastic bags (if we ever get them) and reuse them
- Drinking Ribena (first in industry to use 100% recycled bottles which are recyclable as well)
- Bringing the Ribena bottles (and other items) to our local recycling site after removing the bottle caps (to allow for easier sorting)
- Buying recycled paper products, to the best of our ability