In the events industry, there are mandatory plastics that are unavoidable, such as nylon gloves for handling food. Nylon gloves are not currently recyclable and have therefore presented a challenge to the 15Hatfields team to find a way to recycle them and reduce single-use plastic waste.
To help us with this, we sought out a company that collect and recycle hard‑to‑recycle waste. TerraCycle offers free national recycling programmes funded by brands, manufacturers and retailers worldwide. We send our waste to one of TerraCycle’s many public drop-off points across the UK and earn TerraCycle points for every kilogram of waste. Each point is converted by TerraCycle into money which is then donated to a charity of our choice, in this case, Plastic Oceans UK. By using this service, we are helping to reduce ocean pollution by supporting ocean clean-up programmes to prevent further contamination from single-use plastic.
We have replaced all our PET plastic film wrap with lower‑impact plant-based and compostable PLA film.
We have reduced our plastic consumption by using an environmentally friendly detergent supplier.