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New Year’s Resolution – Reducing our Carbon Paw Prints

By Ash Tree Vets | 2nd January 2020

Where did 2019 go?

We’ve had an incredible year at the practice, running more educational and charitable events than we ever have before, meeting a host of new patients of all shapes and sizes, expanding our team and acquiring new state of the art equipment to ensure we continue to provide you and your pets with the best possible treatment options.

New Year’s Resolution?

Individually, we often make a resolution, but how many of us actually stick to it?

Well… Since we have a massive green wall behind reception, the obvious resolution for us was to do just that, GO GREEN! Ash Tree Vets have decided our New Year’s Resolution is to become more environmentally aware, to reduce our single use plastics wherever possible, increase our recycling throughout the practice and to make environmentally friendly choices for a host of other veterinary services and procedures wherever possible.

As you can imagine, this is not an easy aim for any business in the medical sector; we rely heavily on a lot of single use plastic products for hygiene and sterility reasons, however one area where we know we can make a big difference is in our choice of medication packaging.

From now on, and wherever possible, we will be providing medications to you in paper or cardboard packaging instead of plastic, and we have stopped using plastic carrier bags with immediate effect.

We would also ask you to do your bit to help too; please always recycle any packaging you get from us, and if you would like one of our lovely cotton tote shopper bags, these are available to purchase at reception.

We have also implemented recycling bins throughout the building, including in the staff room for all tins, plastics and packaging (which Poppy’s dog Angus thinks is his new toy box!)

So here’s to a happy, healthy, reduced plastic 2020!