SMALL CHANGES LEAD TO BIG RESULTS
Decreasing Plastic Cups
We used to have plastic disposable cups for our employees to get drinks. The amount of cups we went through each day was embarrassing and made us decide there was definitely a better way. Now, each employee is given their own drinking plastic cup that is not only made from recycled plastic, but it also allowed us to eliminate the use of those throwaway cups entirely.
FACT: It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade.
FACT: Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth 4 times.
FACT: The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic each year.
We’ve even taken an extra step by encouraging our employees to take their cups home and wash it with a full load instead of wasting water everyday to clean their cup.