Step 2. Reducing plastic in our oceans
Over 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year and by 2050 scientists estimate there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
The problem is only getting bigger and more complex to solve as more plastic continues to accumulate.
This is why we’re reducing our own plastic waste and why we’re a platinum sponsor of the Ocean Revival 2020 challenge, which is raising money to help tackle the problem.
The challenge will see the crew, including our contracts manager, Dom Rogers, row 3,700 miles from New York to London Bridge.
You can find out more by visiting https://www.oceanrevival2020.com
Step 3. Promote resin floors
You may not know it, but resin floors are more environmentally friendly than their counterparts.
While they may not smell nice when they’re installed, these products are non-toxic and very low in Volatile Organic Compounds.
(As a side note, you may also be pleased to hear that our expert extraction procedures and industrial fans mean the smell is extracted and disappears quickly!)
As resin is highly durable, these floors will outlast their competitors; cutting down on repairs and the need for frequent replacement. All of which reduces waste, energy and emissions.
Not only do they reflect more light, which helps save on energy and they’re easy to clean, which removes the need for harsh and harmful chemicals.
Some of the floors we install also contain recycled glass and mirror glass; including high-end floors such as the Mondeco systems.
All of which makes us huge resin fans.
Doing the right thing isn’t always easy but it is necessary, and you can’t underestimate what a big difference the small changes can make.
If you want to have a more positive impact on the environment, we hope you’ll join us in our drive to go greener.
We’ll be reporting back on our journey as we get further along and keeping you up to date on the Oceans Revival challenge here and on our new Instagram channel: https://www.instagram.com/milestoneflooring/