A Bracknell veterinary hospital is celebrating National Recycling Week (September 23-29) by pledging to reduce plastic waste in its practice.
Moor Cottage Veterinary Hospital, in Binfield, has become a ‘plastic free business champion’ through the Surfers Against Sewage initiative.
Surfers Against Sewage is a charity which works with local communities to fight the plastic pollution crisis.
The aim of the initiative is to avoid or remove single-use plastics, such as bottles, disposable coffee cups, bathroom plastics and food packaging.
Moor Cottage has been praised on social media for taking action and Claire Meesters, practice manager at Moor Cottage, is urging other vet practices to do the same.
She said: “As a veterinary hospital, we are subjected to single-use plastics daily, but we have a responsibility to do our part for the environment.
“We’ve been recycling paper, plastic and food waste where we can and made the switch to using glass bottles for milk more than a year ago.
“We urge our customers to either recycle their food pouches or bring them to us, which we send to our local Terracycle drop-off point.
“We have also made the switch to using eco-friendly toilet roll and provide bamboo dog bowls and cotton buds in our hospital, as well as recycled plastic buster collars and syringes.”
To find out more about Surfers Against Sewage, visit www.sas.org.uk.