Recycle Week is almost upon us, which is Recycle Now’s flagship annual event celebrating recycling across the nation. The campaign was created to encourage the public to recycle more of the right things, more often which is supported by the government, media, large retailers and brands and waste management companies.
This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Get Real’ which was launched following the huge success of the 2021 campaign with 82% of people saying they had changed their recycling habits as a result of seeing campaign content, will run from 19th-25th September.
Here at QUICKBLOCK, recycling and sustainability is hugely important to us, from providing a sustainable construction solution to the trade industry, or reducing waste by turning polypropylene into outdoor planters. We’ll be celebrating Recycle Week in our own way by sharing our key product features and solutions.
QUICKBLOCK’S mission is more than to simply recycle. We’re ‘getting real’ and promoting sustainable construction materials in order to save 535 tons of CO2 this year. Each time one of our interlocking blocks is used in place of a standard breeze block, 5.347kg of CO2 is saved from entering our atmosphere and we’re extremely proud to be able to share this fact.
It’s OK to find the facts about recycling overwhelming sometimes and there are lots of them ‘out there’ – what really matters to members of the public is how they can make a difference with their everyday habits that will affect change.
One of the ways in which QUICKBLOCK can support you to make some simple changes is by using our plastic planters in your garden or to create raised beds. It’s a simple change from using traditional outdoor planter materials that will mean you’re also helping to reduce CO2 emissions too. Traditional materials for planters from well-known garden centres or suppliers will include wood which is usually sprayed with chemicals and means that trees have been harvested in order to produce them or non-recycled plastics which will have released CO2 during production. QUICKBLOCK is different!
QUICKBLOCK is made up of interlocking blocks which are flat packed and produced using 100% recycled plastics, solving one of the world’s plastic waste problems. We’re encouraging you to build green using QUICKBLOCK to create the perfect outdoor planters.
Let’s say you opt for our large outdoor planter, you’ll be provided with 33 interlocking blocks that click together. That’s 176.45kg of CO2 that you’ll be saving from entering the atmosphere over using traditional building materials. You’ll be making a real difference in one of several ways:
- Reducing carbon emissions
- Reusing recycled plastics in your home
- Supporting a Scottish business on their sustainability mission
- Feeling good about achieving all of the above!
If you’d like to find out more about our unique approach to gardening with our plastic planters, read reviews, understand the benefits, shop for one online or browse our gallery of inspiration, click here.
In the meantime, we’d love to see what you get up to for Recycle Week 2022. Tag us in your photos on social media…