Recycling rates in the area have gone up as Ricky businesses have begun cutting their use of plastic.
Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) announced the area’s recycling rates went from 62.4 per cent last year to 63 per cent in 2018/19.
It’s a sign of steady progress for the district and businesses such as Cityscape Recruitment, which has gone entirely plastic free for ‘the foreseeable future’.
The company, based in Regency House, 43 High Street, is also supporting Café Deli 122 on the Rickmansworth High Street who are fighting the same cause – the café recently started with serving their takeaways in cardboard boxes rather than plastic containers as well as a third-party food delivery company that also no longer deliver their food with plastic lids.
A spokesperson for Cityscape said: “Being mindful there are items we cannot avoid, we can only hope that the manufacturers and suppliers can pull alongside us all who are firm believers in helping the environment, as one of our quotes up on the wall in the office say: ‘Alone we are smart, together we are brilliant’ – Steven Anderson.
“The more we can do to bring awareness on the implications single-use plastic has on not only the environment but to animals and us as humans, the more informed everyone will be, leading to innovative alternatives which ultimately means, we can all #SayNoToPlastic.”
TRDC councillor Phil Williams, lead member for environmental services and sustainability, said: “The council thanks all its residents for their continued efforts to recycle. A recycling rate of 63 per cent is a considerable achievement.’’
“Please carry on thinking about waste reduction, prevention and reuse. Keep recycling the right things, in the right way.”
Picture courtesy of Cityscape Recruitment