LCN would like to ask our readers to take part in a survey on the use of single use plastics in your workplace. We are keen to help the industry to cut down its use of single use plastics such as polywrap and small plastic bottles and drums that are not always easily returnable or recyclable.
A conversation at the Textile Services Association conference between Sarah Lancaster, owner of Total Laundry, Ruth Mitchell logistics consultant and LCN editor Kathy Bowry was the inspiration for the 2018 LCN Round Table on single use plastics. We had heard a presentation citing some really excellent instances of recycling by suppliers in other industries, prompting us to ask: “What can this industry do to tackle its problem of single use plastics and their disposal?”
Since then we have convened a round table discussion (LCN June, 2018, see http://www.laundryandcleaningnews.com/features/featuresaving-the-environment-dealing-with-single-use-plastic-6969816/) and set up a committee to look into the problem and find solutions.
We will shortly be publishing our findings and inviting operators to sign up to our campaign to limit the use of single use plastics and to find practical ways of repurposing and recycling these products. The campaign will launch in April, so keep an eye out for news on this website and in the UK magazine.
Now we need your help. The first survey, concerning the use of Polywrap is very easy to fill in and is completely confidential. We would appreciate your help with this. Please click here to take part.