On the 15th of June it was World Environment Day.
World Environment Day is a day which encourages awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
You may have noticed on Social Media many brands were sharing how they’re doing their bit to reduce their Carbon footprint, increasing recycling and other methods to help protect the environment as well as individuals sharing tips and raising awareness of the importance of protecting the environment.
DOING OUR BIT
Every few months we sit down and discuss all of our processes, techniques, and systems so we can review how we are doing as a team and further improve on what and how we do what we do.
Three weeks before World Environment Day, we had our team meeting and discussed what we could do specifically for the day.
So, we sat down and done some calculations and discovered we were using a lot of Batteries; We use these for our wireless microphones, receivers, our torches and storage lighting, etc.
As well as Batteries, another thing we use a lot of is PVC Free single-use hearing protection (earplugs) that were expensive and not ideal when you use two pairs per Disco.
We decided that the best solution for our Battery usage was to implement the Rechargeable Batteries only policy. We won’t be buying rechargeable batteries anymore and, we will ensure we have enough batteries and spare pairs of rechargeable batteries on standby just in case the first lot runs out of charge mid-disco because that would be far from ideal.
For our hearing protection, we have stopped the need for single-use earplugs by investing in re-usable hearing protection (more about that below). We do keep a few pairs of single-use plugs in our storage in case they’re needed unexpectedly (If we were to forget our re-usable hearing protection or had a helper with us).
When looking for the best solution for our Ear Protection we wanted something long-lasting, comfortable, and something that would mean we could protect ourselves while being able to hear the music clearly (foam plugs tend to block out sound).
After some extensive research, we came across ACS Custom UK and got some goop (well, that’s not the technical term – it was more of a Putty) squirted into our ears to make impressions for some custom-fit Pro 26 Ear Filters. A few weeks later they were delivered to the door and ever since receiving them we’ve been very satisfied with them.
We must add that there are plenty of perfect off-the-shelf solutions that can work but, for our constant usage, it was more appropriate to pay the price and get a guaranteed perfect fit that you wouldn’t get with a ‘one size fit’s all’ approach of most off the shelf products.
To the date of writing this there is an active discount from a Kerrang partnership with ACS that offers a very generous 20% discount
( Rocksafe@ACS18 ). Fellow DJ’s can also able to get discount from Mobile DJ Network if they are a member.
We hope you enjoyed our little blog post about protecting our earholes and doing our bit for the environment.
*Please note: We are only suggesting discount options we have seen available on the web and are not responsible for any promotions or discounts. We recommend researching on the internet for relevant discount codes and, as always, promotions can end at any time.