CARBON OFFSETTING

As we all know, there’s simply too much CO2 in the air causing global warming at life threatening levels now and something must be done about this – and fast.

Whilst our tree planting scheme is a longer term initiative, as it simply takes time for trees to grow and make a real difference, we also want to support projects that are happening right now to reduce carbon emissions – hence this carbon offset scheme as well as planting trees.

The good thing is that we can actually do that with no additional costs to our customers simply by offering better choices for the materials used in everyday items and then show how in making the switch to a more sustainable material they can have a high quality product that will also do some good and those materials can also be infinitely recycled if disposed of correctly, which we’ll help with as well.

In 2022 our target is to offset 100 tonnes of carbon. Based on January 2022 scrap metal values, here’s a few examples of what we will do to offset carbon and do some good from your choice to make a positive change.

From selling the production waste we will offset: From making just this quantity: Of our British made: Based on this example size: That are made using:
1kg of C02 11 Name Badges 73 x 44mm Aluminium
1kg of C02 31 Clutch Pins 25mm Aluminium
1kg of C02 21 Coasters 89mm Aluminium
1kg of C02 131 Button Badges 25mm All Steel Components
1kg of C02 87 Button Badges 32mm All Steel Components
1kg of C02 93 Button Badges 38mm All Steel Components
1kg of C02 71 Button Badges 45mm All Steel Components
1kg of C02 48 Button Badges 55mm All Steel Components

Name Badges

People choose plastic name badges out of habit, and generally that’s what is offered – estimates are of well over 15 million in the UK at any time with factory production producing landfill on an item that ends up in landfill as well. By changing to aluminium and natural materials for your name badges we can offset tonnes of carbon and plant thousands of trees at no extra cost to you. See the case study here for the facts on how we do it

Lapel pin badges

Millions of printed clutch pin lapel badges are airfreighted into the UK from China every year, directly causing high volumes of greenhouse gases. You can help reverse that trend, support the UK economy and actually contribute to carbon reduction instead. See the case study here for the facts and figures

Button badges

Button badges have been around for over 300 years and at some point someone decided to save money by making the back components from plastic meaning they simply end up in landfill. Tens of millions are made in the UK in the wrong way, or even worse airfreighted in, every year and you can help us stop the landfill and air miles with no loss in quality or increase in cost. See the case study here for how a simple change can make a big difference and offset tonnes of carbon instead.

Coasters

With so many everyday items a change to a sustainable or natural material can have a positive effect supporting planet saving projects. Our case study here demonstrates how we will offset carbon and plant trees every time you choose to make that change.

Those are just a few of the real world examples. We’re a large scale manufacturer, we make millions of button badges every year and hundreds of thousands of aluminium items, so our 100 tonnes of carbon reduction simply from scrap sales on current volumes is easily achievable but we want to do so much more to offset CO2 with your help. Also, any items returned to us (you pay the postage we’ll do the rest) will add to the amount we recycle, offsetting more and more carbon, never mind what we can reuse as well to do even more good.

In a nutshell - the more we make in sustainable materials like metals the more waste we create, the more of this valuable and recyclable waste we create the less plastic landfill someone else is making and the less CO2 is created from unnecessary airfreight. That waste is precious, we will sell that waste for tonnes of Gold Standard carbon offsets. Those products we make needn’t end up in landfill either, they can be recycled and together we can fulfil the circle.