To commemorate National Recycling Week (November 13-19, 2023), we find it fitting to share our most recent sustainability efforts.
In our ongoing journey to become a more sustainable and environmentally responsible company, our Green Team have been working hard to keep the wheels turning on some initiatives planned for this next quarter.
Here are some key updates on the steps we’ve taken to improve our sustainability practices:
Solar panel installation:
We’re thrilled to announce that we have the green light to install solar panels at our location in Tweed Heads. Due to be completed before the end of December, this is a significant step in our transition to renewable energy sources to power our operations, reducing our carbon footprint.
Melbourne warehouse waste reduction:
Our Melbourne warehouse has been actively implementing changes to how we process waste. We’re proud to report a remarkable 40% reduction in the waste generated at this location!
We are currently in discussions with a recycling company with the intention to purchase a cardboard cushioning machine. This will allow us to shred cardboard boxes and recycle them into packing material.
We’re proud of these accomplishments as they reflect our genuine dedication to minimising our environmental impact.
But of course we won’t stop here!
Here’s what’s next for the Mad Paws Green Team:
After starting the process of replacing single-use plastics – packing items such as packaging tape, pallet wrap, plastic mailing satchels – with biodegradable alternatives, our next step is to continue this commitment in other areas of our business.
Having moved our warehouses to green power usage, which is 100% carbon neutral, to now installing solar panels at our Tweed Heads warehouse, we’ll keep pushing to have more of our locations move to solar power in the near future, where possible.
We’re also working with suppliers to source cost effective sustainable raw materials. This area is a little more challenging as it can limit our supply (in line with demand) but that certainly won’t stop us from making it a priority when doing business with external suppliers!
As at November 2023:
+ Here are the projects we’re supporting:
- Cool Fire Traditional Land Management, Australia
- Rimba Raya Peatlands Conservation, Indonesia
- Katingan Peatlands Conservation, Indonesia
- Coorong Lakes Biodiversity Conservation, Australia
- Efficient cookstoves, Nepal
- Generating clean wind energy, India