Plastic-Free July: Why MMCo supports sustainability

July 16, 2021 2 min read

Plastic-Free July: Why MMCo supports sustainability

‘Plastic Free July’ is a global movement that encourages us all to reduce our plastic pollution for our planet and communities. There’s loads of great ideas on how to reduce single-use plastics at home or at work.

If you hadn’t already realised sustainability is at the heart of everything we strive for. We love the drive for sustainable living and try to play our part in it by continuing to invest in developing innovative products to help you get the best out of your garden and fruit and veggies, without the need for artificial, polluting chemicals.

What do we do to support sustainability?

  • We’ve already chosen aluminium bottles, specifically because they are a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic ones. They can be reused and recycled an infinite number of times.

You can read more about sustainability right here.

  • Our shipping packaging has all been considered and we’re currently looking to improve things further – if we need to include something to protect the products we choose biodegradeable or recyclable choices.
  • It’s not just here at the Magic Molecules HQ that we promote sustainability. Did you know our sister company, Maxstim Ltd, is focusing on bringing innovative biostimulant products to a global audience within the agricultural sector, with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of crops and reducing pesticide and fertiliser use.

Read more about the negative impact fertilisers can have on our environment here.

What else can we do?

We’ve had a think about what else we could each do to make a difference, and we found the following suggestions on how to reduce single-use plastic in our gardens.

We’ve shared them below to spark some inspiration:

  • Use natural twine for tying plants
  • Try wooden or rubber seed trays, designed to be reused again and again
  • Plant labels can be made from natural materials such as ceramic, bamboo, slate, or ice lolly sticks when you’ve finished your summer treat. You can get creative!
  • Plant pots can be made from many materials other than plastic, including terracotta and bamboo, cardboard and paper
  • Use wire mesh and jute as opposed to plastic netting for climbing plants or to create a cage around your fruits and veggies
  • Make your own compost to reduce the need to buy plastic-bagged compost
  • Use metal watering cans and water butts

Making these changes isn’t always easy. But every little one starts to make a difference.

Check out https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/ to find other ways you can join in with the challenge.

Do you have any tips and tricks for reducing plastic use in the garden? Let us know!


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