How To Go Waste-Free With Your Office Lunch

Our customer KeepCup's reuseable coffee cups are a great Zero Waste option

Our customer KeepCup's reuseable coffee cups are a great Zero Waste option

Have you been deliberating the best way for your office to get involved with National Recycling Week? Waste-free lunches are an easy kick-starter that will get your employees talking and considering their output.

Begin by banning for one day single-use plastic and polystyrene such as takeaway lunch containers, cutlery, plates and disposable drink containers as they are difficult, if not impossible, to recycle. Introducing reusable container use is a sure-fire way to inspire behaviour change.

Plastic water bottles must be removed from your office for the day in order to be waste-free; this ban can be made easier by instead encouraging employees to use water fountains or reusable bottles. If you’re heading out of the office for a coffee, use a reusable cup - we recommend our customer KeepCup’s colourful and bold designs. If you’re having a cafe lunch without recycling facilities, take your recycling back to your office, rinse it, and place it in the relevant office recycling bin. Ensure you pick local lunch spots that provide commercially compostable takeaway packaging.

Going waste-free for National Recycling Week could even turn into a regular waste-free day that occurs every week, where you arrange for the proper composting, recycling and disposal services. Here you can prominently display your Method recycling bins throughout your facility, and even allocate a sustainability team to keep others in check.

It’s easy to have a waste-free lunch: make sure this is the week you implement it. You can find more information about how to get started here.

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How else can your office get involved with National Recycling Week? The Friday File Fling, supported by Planet Ark Paper, is a fun, easy way to de-clutter your office. It can be held on the Friday of National Recycling Week, 17 November 2017. Here's their guide of how to make the most of this event. 


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