Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them. Only a small percentage of plastic products is recycled so it is important to do our best minimise their usage.
As a result, we decided to make some changes to our office in Lodz to help the environment!The first step we made was to stop ordering plastic mugs, cutlery and dishes. Before this change we had used reusable dishes but many employees were used to using plastic ones and didn’t want to change their habits. So we restocked our tableware, making sure everyone had a fork and a plate to eat lunch or glass to drink coffee or water, and we bought more reusable items for our kitchens last year.
We also noticed that each month, we ordered around 400 bottles of water and beverages for guests for internal or external meetings and workshops.
Our next action was therefore to replace single-use water bottles. We exchanged bottled water coolers for fed ones and began to serve water for all meetings in carafes and glasses. It’s not only more environmentally friendly but also more elegant.Single-use plastics account for 40 percent of the plastic produced each year.
The small changes we made contribute to reducing the production of plastic products and we believe that even small actions like ours can positively impact the world we live in.