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As marine archaeologists, the work undertaken by MSDS Marine relates to the protection of archaeological features in our oceans and on our beaches. We care deeply about the future of our oceans and waterways. Over 8 million tons of plastic makes its way into the oceans every year, half of this waste is made up of single-use plastics! MSDS Marine is striving to reduce our contribution to this staggering figure. We have a strong environmental policy that aims to keep our working practices sustainable and eco-friendly. Our plastic-free practices currently include:

  • Ensuring all recyclable waste goes into a specific recycling bin.
  • Providing metal and ceramic kitchenware for staff and visitors.
  • Encouraging staff to use reusable water bottles.
  • Using local plastic-free caterers for meetings.

However, there is more we can do! MSDS Marine is taking part in #PlasticFreeJuly, by doing this, hopefully we can adopt more plastic-free practices for good! For the rest of July MSDS office staff have committed to bringing packed lunches in rather than buy plastic packaged sandwiches from a shop. As a business, we will aim to re-use packaging for outgoing parcels instead of buying new packaging materials. We will also use this opportunity to reassess our procurement practices for office supplies to see where we can further reduce our plastic use.

Learn more about #PlasticFreeJuly here: https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/

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