April has come around, and World Earth Day has returned, which is why there’s no better time than now to reflect on the importance of treating our precious planet with the care it deserves. At Prodigy, we are always on the lookout for how we can positively impact the health of our planet. And that is why we can’t wait to share our news with everyone that we’ve recently been certified Plastic Negative!
Staying as close to plastic-free as possible
Since our launch, we’ve been eager to play as big a part as possible in battling the global plastic pollution crisis. From the start, we’ve said no to those nasty plastic wrappers and yes to the plant-based cellulose alternatives, helping the planet one bar at a time!
Going one step further
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve recently partnered with rePurpose Global to fund them to remove and recover the equivalent of 10 chocolate bar wrappers of plastic waste for every bar we sell.
Our bars are now certified Plastic Negative - so as well as not contributing to the plastic problem, we now also help clean up the damage caused by the big snack brands.
rePurpose Global Impact Projects
Prodigy is supporting a rePurpose Global Impact Project in Indonesia. A lot of plastic they are removing from the environment has little value, which means that recyclers aren’t interested in collecting it as it doesn’t bring them as much money. On top of this, waste plastic like this (e.g. chocolate bar wrappers and crisp packets) often ends up in rivers and oceans, including the few remaining pristine ocean ecosystems surrounding Indonesia! Landfills also suffer, causing a large amount of pollution while impacting wildlife.
Working together to make positive change
rePurpose Global’s Impact Project , enables the ethical collection and recovery of this plastic, paying the waste workers a fair wage and giving them employment opportunities. Our partnership with rePurpose also funds their emergency food provision campaigns, as well as healthcare initiatives, educational programs, and more. All of which support the wellbeing of vital waste worker communities. In this way, waste workers are fairly compensated for their important work in diverting plastic waste that would otherwise pollute our natural world and helping tackle the current ecological crisis we face. Their work also involves educating the local communities to improve the segregation of recyclable materials locally.
If you would like to work out your own plastic footprint, rePurpose have a simple calculator for you here. They can even help you to offset your footprint and become plastic neutral or negative.