United Molasses Group took part in this year’s Recycle Week, doing its bit to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage colleagues to become more sustainable at home and work.
Louisa Brown, an administrator with UM Group, organised various activities out of the London office.
Among them were litter picking on the River Thames, an e-waste clean-up, zero waste training, a fundraising coffee morning and the introduction of a food waste caddy bin in the office.
Louisa, who joined UM Group earlier this year, said: “We organised a series of activities around people’s working days.
“I was joined by my colleagues Nigel Jones and Rauf Novruzov for a lunchtime litter pick close to Tower Bridge in which we collected dozens of items including about 80 vapes, cycle locks, plant pots and even an elephant necklace.
“The coffee and cake morning raised funds for the Woodland Trust which does so much good work creating wildlife-rich woods and planting native trees to benefit nature, climate and people.
“Another good activity saw us encourage colleagues to think about their e-waste with people taking a few minutes out of their busy days to delete unwanted junk mail and non-important files. This all plays its part in helping us reduce the carbon footprint of the business.