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Tackling plastic pollution at the Source

Tackling plastic pollution at the Source

Monday 09 December 2019

Tackling plastic pollution at the Source


Source Recruitment has launched two new green initiatives to support the island’s fight against plastic pollution.

In addition to joining Refill, the national environmental scheme, the team has switched to special reusable water bottles in a bid to reduce plastic waste and generate funds for tackling the cause.

Refill, founded by City to Sea, aims to make refilling reusable bottles with water easy, convenient and free by introducing local businesses as 'Refill stations'.

Source Recruitment’s High Street office joins the other 52 shops, restaurants and offices around the island that are encouraging the Guernsey community to boost their green credentials and reduce the use of single-use plastics.

Rick Martin, Co-Owner of Source Recruitment, says: “It’s fantastic to be involved in the Refill scheme. As a business, we’ve always been extremely committed to supporting both the local community and island environment and this is just another way we’re striving to make a difference. 

“As a team, we’re very aware of the impact that plastic pollution has at both a local and global level, so making the switch to reusable bottles has been easy. We felt that gifting our temporary candidates with their own reusable bottles when we placed them was another great way of getting this important message across to the wider community and supporting the charities that are tackling plastic pollution.  

Madeleine Norman, from Plastic Free Guernsey, said: "We’re thrilled to welcome Source Recruitment to the scheme, it’s such a brilliant example of how people can take action locally to tackle a global problem.  

"Having supporters like Source Recruitment on board means that we can spread our message to the wider community and have a more positive impact on the amount of waste we produce. 

"We always promote reusing in the first instance. Having a washable, reusable drinks bottle to hand is such a simple swap and, as our water is clean and safe to drink, visiting a Refill station means it’s possible to save money and the planet!”

Pictured top: the Source Recruitment team, including Co-Owner Rick Martin, Plastic Free Guernsey’s Madeleine Norman and Destiny Hollyer-Hill, who helped to launch the scheme in Guernsey. 

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