Recycling at Perseverance Works has improved by 7% since Professor Darren Reynolds and Dr Gillian Clayton from the Centre of Research in Biosciences at the University of the West of England confirmed that our water is just as high quality as bottled water.
Three taps were used for the analysis, in Units 18, 19 and 21. The water hardness, microbiological, chemical and metallic quality of the water were analysed by by an independent accredited drinking water laboratory: Wessex Water, in Bristol. Results confirmed that our tap water is comparable in quality to samples provided by leading bottled water brands Evian and Smartwater!
In 2019, our recycling saved 180 trees, 37,780 kg of CO2 and provided 23 meals for vulnerable people. Thanks to your efforts, we were given a Recycling Award from our recycling company Paper Round.
But we desperately need to do more to reduce the plastic problem. Even today, just 9% of all the plastic ever produced has been recycled, according to our recyclers. To find out more about the ways plastic pollutes our oceans and rivers, check out this post from Paper Round.
More ways to improve your carbon footprint
- Bulk-buying toilet paper seems to be all the rage, so why not sign up for deliveries of 100% recycled loo roll? Who Gives A Crap delivers tree-free toilet paper straight to your door, and donates 50% of their profits to help build toilets for those in need. It also arrives without any plastic packaging. To get £5 off your first order, follow this link.
- Get rid of your unwanted electrics with WeeeCharity, who will pick up electrical items and recycle them free of charge. If you are interested in this service, please contact Paul who is organising a collection date.
- Look out for the battery recycling box now installed in the Security Hut.
- Instead of taking a cab or public transport, why not use the PW bikes to get to your next meeting? These will soon be available free of charge to all tenants at Perseverance Works.