The impact we have on the environment remains a priority, and as many of you have noticed, bottled water has recently been gradually eliminated across our locations. This is key to our efforts in addressing social and environmental issues - with plastic waste being one of the biggest sustainability problems the world is facing today!
In line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12- responsible consumption and production - this highlights our continued commitment to championing the SDGs. We hope that responsible water consumption will foster a more positive, sustainable environment, and ultimately help in reducing plastic footprint across our corporate offices.
We hope you all have your own reusable bottle by now! Remember, just because there’s no more plastic bottles around, that doesn’t mean you forget about staying hydrated. Stretch your legs and refill your bottles using the newly installed coolers on your floors or work area!
Why stop with bottled water? On an individual level, there’s multiple ways to start embracing eco-friendly behaviour. One example is if you’re one of the millions of people who shifted to using an e-reader, you might want to consider recycling your books! This will help you save space and ensure they don’t end up in the landfill.
Keep one word in mind -reusability. Basically, when it comes to reusability, you should avoid any type of disposable plastic. This could mean things like single-serving plastic takeout containers and cutlery, one-use water bottles, plastic toothbrushes, plastic cotton buds and so forth. Simply swap single-use items with reusables or with environmentally friendly options.
You have to start somewhere. While some things are unavoidable, depending on your consumption habits, making changes in one or two areas can make a huge impact on your carbon footprint.