Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

Jeremy Piercy (MD)

A slogan often used by environmentalists is ‘Reduce, Re-use, Recycle’. Although I’m not in favour of over-consumption, in a world where so many have so little, as a retailer I’m not so keen on the ‘reduce’ side of this; if people buy less, how do we survive in business? We can all easily support re-using and recycling, however, and indeed benefit.

In poor countries like India and Bangladesh, almost everything gets recycled. In Britain, our landfill sites are filling up and it’s standard practice for councils to arrange door-to-door collections of paper, glass, tins and often plastics and other materials – something that would’ve seemed unthinkable 20 years ago. Continue reading Reduce, Re-use, Recycle