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Bank and coffee shop join forces to cut back on plastics

Bank and coffee shop join forces to cut back on plastics

Thursday 05 April 2018

Bank and coffee shop join forces to cut back on plastics

As part of its efforts to reduce plastic pollution in the island, Butterfield has established a new reusable coffee mug partnership with local coffee shop, Muse.

All staff members have been given a branded reusable coffee mug to be used when taken to Muse, where they will receive a 15% discount on their orders.

Richard Saunders, managing director at Butterfield Bank (Guernsey) Limited, said: "We’re delighted Muse has formed this partnership with us. At Butterfield, we are very passionate about doing our part in protecting the environment in the communities we call home. The lasting impact of making small changes, such as using reusable coffee mugs, can make a significant difference to our environment in the long run."

Steve Le Poidevin, owner of Muse, said "Butterfield approached us to discuss working together to make effective changes that would improve our environment. We worked on a plan to incentivise Butterfield staff to replace their recyclable cups with ‘keep cups’. When employees return, they will receive a healthy discount from Muse as a reward for re-using their cups. Although we recycle our coffee cups where possible, this will benefit the island’s environment by reducing landfill and the consumption of fossil fuels to move the cups around."

Previously, Butterfield has taken part in global initiatives to help the environment, with its companies around the world joining forces with local environmental groups to take part in an International Coastal Clean-Up. 267 team members across Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, Canada, the UK and Guernsey cleared 113 bags of rubbish and recyclables from beaches and public spaces. It was the first of what is to become an annual Community Action Day for the Bank, to help protect and improve the natural environment in its operating communities. 

Pictured l-r: Laura Kreckeler, Ellie Hodson, Emily Edwards, Laura Boyd, Megan Graham, Abbie Smith 

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