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Time For Something Different: Different Class is Saying NO to Plastic and Reducing Our Use of Bags

Different Class & The Environment
We at Different Class believe that it is crucial to consider the environment as much as possible in all our processes. As such, we would like to share some news about our plans to reduce our environmental impact, starting with reducing our use of plastic bags. The world is currently producing nearly 300 million tons of plastic each year - a significant amount of which will end up in the oceans.

This is harmful to the environment, the ocean and our wildlife. So we are pleased to announce we will no longer be individually bagging our uniform in plastic cellophane. Once we have phased out all the plastic from individual uniform, we will then look to address our use of plastic mailing bags. We aim to instead use biodegradable or recyclable packaging to deliver all our goods in.

This will drastically reduce our plastic use and while we are always still working to lessen our impact, we hope that it will be just the first of many positive changes.
Whilst not always possible, we are always on the lookout for products which are in line with our view on lessening the impact on our environment. For example, we have recently added the EcoPure water bottle for purchase.

What Happens To Unsellable Stock?
When a school changes the style of the uniform or even the badge, this creates old and unsellable stock. We felt this was a big waste and took steps to address this issue. We now donate the majority of unsellable stock to schools in Zambia through a trusted charity.

Waste Disposal
Our warehouse and office have implemented a 'Zero To Landfill' waste management with Simply Waste Solutions. They recycle as much material as possible and what can’t be recycled gets converted into energy to power homes and businesses.