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Travers Smith hosts 2020 Environmental Awareness Week

Overview

As part of its ongoing commitment to minimise its environmental impact, Travers Smith will be holding an Environmental Awareness Week for everyone at the firm, to highlight key environmental issues and provide an insight into how we can all reduce our carbon footprint.

Throughout the week, the firm will running a series of webinars with environmental journalist and presenter on the BBC's The One Show, Lucy Siegle, who will be discussing the impact that fast fashion has on the environment, as well as the firm's recycling partner BRP, who will be discussing good recycling practice and the issue with contamination.

Travers Smith recognises the climate crisis and is actively seeking to reduce its overall carbon footprint. This is in addition to its wider goal of reducing the firm's consumption of non-sustainable and/or non-renewable materials, products and food (wherever possible).

Over the past few years the firm has introduced a number of measures and initiatives designed to reduce its environmental impact, which include:

  • Launching a NIL to landfill campaign in October 2017, which aimed to change recycling practices across the firm and resulted in 98% of the firm's waste being recycled.
  • Introducing new recycling streams including coffee cups, coffee grounds, clothing and IT equipment.
  • Removing single-use plastics from the firm's cafĂ©, meeting rooms and client dining rooms.
  • Holding a 2* rating (out of 3) from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, due to our commitment to using local and seasonal produce and supporting global farmers as well as the local community.
  • Introducing follow-me-print, to reduce paper consumption and to sourcing all of paper from Forest Stewardship Council certified providers.

You can find out more about the firm's environmental initiatives on our dedicated web pages here.

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