Earth Day 2024

Happy Earth Day!

It's Time to Celebrate and Take Action

Every year on April 22nd, we celebrate Earth Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the critical issues facing our planet. But Earth Day is about more than just catchy slogans and infographics. It’s a call to action, a reminder that we all have a role to play in ensuring a healthy and sustainable future for ourselves and generations to come.

This year’s theme “Planet v’s Plastics” highlights the urgency of addressing plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is a growing environmental problem, harming wildlife, ecosystems, and even human health. The theme emphasises the need for immediate action to reduce plastic use and waste. Earth Day organisers are campaigning for a significant reduction in plastic production – a 60% decrease by 2040. Ultimately, the theme aims for us to live in a world where plastic pollution is no longer a threat, making a healthier planet for future generations.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate Earth Day and take action to protect our planet:

  • Reduce your impact: Small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference. Consider using reusable shopping bags, conserving water, and opting for energy-efficient appliances.
  • Make use of local environmental initiatives: Recently across Ireland, supermarkets have installed “deposit return scheme” machines to encourage more frequent recycling of plastics and cans. This initiative aims to not only boost recycling rates but also significantly reduce littering and landfill waste.
  • Get outside: Reconnect with nature! Go for a hike, plant a tree, or simply take a walk in your local park. Immersing yourself in the natural world is a powerful reminder of what we’re fighting for.
  • Educate yourself: Stay informed about environmental issues and learn about the latest solutions. There are countless resources available online and in your community.
  • Support sustainable businesses: Make conscious choices about where you spend your money. Look for companies committed to environmental responsibility, sustainability, and the circular economy.
  • Raise your voice: Let others know the initiatives you are involved in to spread awareness. Whether it is a local tidy-up day or your company’s excellent environmental practices, make it known that you care.

Earth Day is just one day, but the fight for a healthy planet is a continuous effort. By working together, we can create a brighter future for all.

DGD Shredding

Committed to a Sustainable Future

At DGD Shredding, we take environmental responsibility seriously. We’re proud to contribute to a greener Earth Day and a more sustainable future in a number of ways:

  • Carbon Net Zero Company: We’ve made significant strides towards becoming a carbon net zero company. This includes calculating our carbon footprint and implementing initiatives to reduce emissions across our fleet, production facilities, and offices.
  • Contributing to the Circular Economy: We’re committed to 100% recycling of all paper, cardboard, and metal collected during our shredding services. This not only protects sensitive information but also keeps valuable materials out of landfills.
  • Community Clean Up: We actively participate in initiatives like the Team Limerick Cleanup, demonstrating our dedication to keeping our local environment clean.
  • Award-Winning Green Practices: Our commitment to sustainability has been recognised! We were recently awarded both “Green Small Business of the Year” and the overall prize of “Green Business of the Year” at the Green Awards 2024.
  • Bug Hotel Biodiversity Boost: We’ve installed a bug hotel on our premises, providing a haven for pollinators like bees and other beneficial insects.
  • Supporting No Mow May: We embrace initiatives like “No Mow May,” which allows wildflowers to bloom and provides vital food sources for pollinators.
  • And Much More: DGD Shredding is always looking to do more for the environment, sustainability, and the circular economy.
Green Awards Winners - Green Small Business of the Year - Green Business of the Year
Winners of the Green Awards 2024
DGD Shredding Bug Hotel

We believe that every business has a responsibility to protect the environment. By taking action, we can all contribute to a healthier planet for ourselves and future generations.

Contact us today

DGD Shredding offers secure, environmentally responsible, flexible shredding and destruction solutions. Contact our sales team today on 1800 491 333 or to discuss your secure destruction requirements. Our fully trained representatives will talk you through the different options we offer to suit your business needs.

We believe we offer the best value on the market and our cost-effective solutions do not compromise on compliance.

“We make it our business to make sure no one knows yours!”

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