As Greta Thunberg battles it out on the airwaves and mobile screens of Twitter with Donald Trump, we reflect on our own sustainable practices that ensure that our awards not only look the best but are as sustainably sound as possible
We strive to combat the chemicals, soothe the solvents and reduce the impact of our resins through our sustainable practices.
Firstly, we are pushing to create awards from more sustainable, natural materials through our use of FSC-approved woods and natural materials like slate, stone and recycled glass. Working closely with our suppliers, we ensure that each beautiful block of wood is from a sustainable source. Likewise, slates and stones help us to push towards a more environmentally sound product that is unique and scalable. Indeed, such natural materials have their own inherent beauty that allows for truly one-of-a-kind items through the perfect imperfections that they contain.
Our metal awards have graced the biggest events and stages across the world and echo our desire to be as eco-friendly as possible. Take for example our work for The Cresta Awards, the metal featured (anodised aluminium) was sourced from recycled materials. Our commitment to sustainability means that going forward the option will be presented to clients to choose from recycled metals for their designs that not only look great but also are environmentally conscious.
While we may not be able to reduce the use of acrylic Perspex in our pieces, it is beloved for the sheer variety and endless customisation possibilities after all, we seek to recycle in all that we do. Dedicated waste bins separated by materials eagerly line workstations and benches ready to be filled and recycled.
For ourselves, sustainable practice means that when we do collaborate without outside suppliers, we attempt to work as locally as possible to our London base. Not only does this reduce our carbon footprint and that of the packages and shipments sent, but also helps to foster local producers and to develop local communities.
So, here’s to you, Greta, for helping us to reflect on how we work and look to the future generations that we can help through our own sustainable steps.