It's Recycle Week 2021!
Did you know that only 28%* of people in the UK feel responsible for looking after the environment? As it’s Recycle Week 2021, we wanted to help highlight the benefits of recycling and show how easy it is to make it part of your everyday routine.
Recycling is a great way to help protect our planet. It helps conserve natural resources, reduces demand for raw materials, protects ecosystems and wildlife, saves energy, and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide.
At Montezuma’s we’re really proud of our zero to landfill status and try to ensure that wherever possible we recycle to avoid waste.
- All of our packaging is either recyclable, biodegradable or compostable.
- Our factory wastewater, rich in chocolatey nutrients is collected, treated, then taken away for pig feed.
- We collect all our cardboard and paper from our stores, which cannot be reused, and compact and recycle it at our Head Offices.
- We help reduce food waste by partnering with Too Good To Go.
- And to date we have saved 1.5 tonnes of CO2E
We’ve got some top tips for easy ways to reduce waste. Our glass button and truffle jars are not only extraordinarily delicious, but they are also perfect for reusing. We’ve popped some of our favourite ways to reuse the button jars below.
- Turn them into money boxes
- Build your own jungle terrarium
- Use as a vase
- Top up with even more chocolate!
- Fill up with bath salts
- Keeping your cotton wool pads in
- Storing your makeup
- Storing baking ingredients
- Taking to a refill shop
- Putting LED lights in to create a lamp.
- Filling up with dried foods
- Turning into utensil pots
- Storing tea/coffee
Even though our gift boxes are recyclable, we think they’re just too pretty! Why not use them at home for some super colourful, handy storage, or re-use them at Christmas instead of wrapping paper? The colourful sizzle inside is great for pet bedding or for popping into vases for a pop of colour on your windowsill! We love to see all the ways in which you re-use or recycle our packaging, so don’t forget to tag us in your photos.
To help tackle this growing problem, remember to reduce, reuse and recycle!
*source: Giraffe Insights.