Global Recycling Day
The 18th March marks Global Recycling Day, a day where countries can come together applaud recycling practices.
Here at FUEL10K we recognise that we’re not perfect, but we are committed to striving to do better. We’re on a journey to do more 🌎
Why is recycling important?
The UK has an average recycling rate of 45%, but why is recycling actually important? Well, by reducing air and water pollution and saving energy, recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions (these contribute to climate change) ♻️
Can you recycle FUEL10K?
Whilst most our range can already be recycled, we won’t be happy until the whole range can be recycled.
Our pots are fully recyclable, we removed our plastic lids in 2018 which removed 12 tonnes of plastic from circulation. Our pots have a cardboard sleeve with a perforated zip, this allows easy separation of card and plastic for recycling. It’s easy to recycle, just ensure you wash the pot before recycling. Our cardboard granola boxes are easily recyclable too, and our milk drink cartons can also be recycled at larger stores or even with your local council.
As a proud B Corp brand we’re committed to finding new ways to push sustainability. If you want to help us help the world why not take on some of the following tips:
1. Reuse and Recycling: Recycling is actually most efficient when items are reused, rather than put into the recycling. Try washing out our drinks and use them as pen pots or use our pots to house plants!
2. Try Meatless Mondays: This is a global movement about ditching meat for one day a week. Did you know that skipping one serving of beef every Monday for a year saves the equivalent emissions to driving 348 miles in a car?
3. Donate unused items: With lockdown many of us have a bit more time at home, so it could be the perfect time to do a wardrobe clear out.
4. Cycle, walk and skip a little bit more! Changing your driving habits can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint, so why not try driving less where you can.