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Reduced Plastic

The organisation is taking significant action towards reducing the use of virgin and recycled plastics in its products, packaging and operations.

Criteria
  • While the company's products and packaging may not be fully plastic-free, notable steps have been taken to reduce the use of plastics, especially the use of virgin plastics.
  • Bioplastics certified as industrially compostable (e.g. starch-based polylactic acid (PLA) or polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)) are excluded and can be used.
  • The organisation has undertaken a plastic audit within the last 12 months.
  • There are measures and policies in place to minimise the use of plastics across offices or workspaces, e.g. employers providing refill water stations and removing single use catering plastics etc.
  • Brick & mortar shops do not sell plastic carrier bags.
  • Activities of the company can not be related to extracting oil, fossil fuels or either selling plastics (excluding industrially compostable bioplastics).
Accepted Proof
  • Completed plastic audit dated within the last 12 months.
  • Industry and activities of the company.
  • Detailed breakdown of how the company has reduced plastic across products, packaging and/or operations, accompanied by supporting documentation.
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