At the RSPCA Manchester & Salford Branch we try hard to do our bit for the environment

At the Animal Centre
All soiled hay and small animal waste is taken to a local allotment for composting
• All uneaten cat food goes for composting
• We use recycled plastic bin bags
• We recycle all cardboard, paper and newspaper – even newspaper that has lined a litter tray!
• We use biodegradable disposable aprons
• Staff and volunteers use disinfectable, communal footwear to reduce use of disposable foot covers
• We use Cruelty-Free International endorsed products
• We drink Fair Trade tea and coffee
We use ‘Who Gives a Cr@p’ ethical toilet roll

At our Charity Shops
• Unsold stock is transferred to a different shop within the Branch for another chance to be sold
• Clothing, accessories, jewellery and soft furnishings that are not suitable for sale in the shops are sold on to a third-party recycling company
• CDs/DVDs/Blu-rays that are in poor condition are sold to a company to be restored and re-sold
• Items made of metal that are unsuitable for sale in the shops are recycled
• Electrical items that are faulty or in poor condition are recycled
• Books that are in poor condition are recycled
• All cardboard boxes and packaging is recycled
• We use Cruelty-Free International endorsed cleaning products
• We buy Fair Trade tea and coffee for the break areas

Our Aspirations
• To use biodegradable disposable gloves
• To be able to afford recycled ‘blue roll’ for cleaning purposes
• To have electric vehicles to transport our animals