Offices are notorious for having single-use items readily available for employees and visitors, such as cardboard coffee cups, plastic water bottles, stir sticks, straws, and plastic cutlery to name a few; but the cost of this convenience weighs heavily on our environment.
Speak to your operations team to discuss eliminating single-use items from the workplace and lead by example with these small changes that will make a big impact on the environment.
Bring a Reusable Water Bottle/Coffee Mug into the Office
It is estimated that 1 billion plastic water bottles and 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are discarded each year, ending up in landfills or worst yet, waterways and forests.
Do your part by bringing your own water bottle and/or coffee mug to reduce waste in landfills, protect the environment, and ultimately help stop the purchasing cycle of single-use items in your workplace.
The Last Straw
Another easy way to reduce plastic waste in the office while protecting wildlife is by eliminating the use of plastic straws. Bring a reusable alternative, such as metal or silicon straw, or make the switch to drinking straight from the cup!