To coincide with World Environment Day 2018 we decided to focus on single-use plastics used across our projects and offices.
World Environment Day is the most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness of global environmental issues. The theme this year was around making everyday changes to reduce the burden of plastic pollution.
All of our offices were asked to support and resources on how to reduce plastic were circulated including a training presentation and toolbox talk.
In one of our divisions all staff were asked to complete a personal plastic reduction pledge. This served to raise consciousness of the issue and allow individuals to come up with practical suggestions to reduce single-use plastics. All staff completing a pledge were rewarded with a branded stainless steel drinking water bottle.
Some great ideas were raised including: the use of temporary protection materials, banning plastic bottle drinks in our office vending machine, switching to paper cups, providing water dispensers for our workforce and having milk deliveries in returnable glass bottles. These ideas have now been implemented as a result of the campaign.
To find out more about World Environment Day, click on the link below.
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