After you have reviewed your plastic and polystyrene foam use around your office, discuss with your manager or company president the many ways you would like to see everyone reduce their plastic and foam footprint. Offer up suggestions and then work together to create smart, attainable goals. Come up with how you’ll put these into action and review them every 6 months to see how they are going. Not only can each person within your company change their own habits but together you will change your company habits. By tracking your progress and success, you’ll have a story to share and new values to talk about within your company’s mission. Plus you’ll be doing good for the environment and reducing the plastic and foam that goes to the landfill and ultimately into the oceans.
Need help approaching your management team? Use our email template to customize based on your personal experience and send it to your boss. This will help get the conversation started.
If you’re ready to take your office audit to the next level, use our resources to get started and once complete, discuss with your team other ways you can eliminate waste. Consider asking a local environmental or recycling group to come into the office and review what you’ve already done or have them provide an education session on plastic and polystyrene waste.
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