To help reduce our company’s carbon footprint and to inspire our employees to be mindful of theirs, we at Adsmarket have taken a few proud steps on the path to being green. This week, Adsmarketeers arrived to work to discover real silverware and real coffee mugs in the breakroom (why only ONE Star Wars mug??). This step cuts significantly the amount of caffeine-related landfill destined trash that we have been responsible for in the past.
To put this in perspective, each year in the USA, more than 40 billion plastic utensils are thrown into landfills. As you know, Adsmarket is located in Israel, which has about 2.3% of the US population. So if we apply this to 40 billion plastic utensils, that means that approximately 17 billion plastic utensils are ending up in Israel’s landfills. In a landfill, a piece of plastic may take between 500-1000 years to breakdown into smaller components. So, there’s more math to do but you get it.
In addition to supplying everyone with ceramic mugs and reusable spoons, we are recycling glass and plastic bottles, and encouraging paper conservation by adding statements like these to our email signatures (feel free to steal it!)
Before printing this email please make sure you really need to.
To find out how green we really are, we took an anonymous (who wants to be known as the only person not composting his dog’s dailies?) poll yesterday.
Here are the results:
HOW GREEN IS ADSMARKET?
33% of employees take the bus to work.
86% of employees recycle at work.
73% of employees recycle at home.
60% of employees use cloth bags for grocery shopping.
Next month, we’ll do an even larger survey, following up on our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. By holding each other accountable we hope to see improvements each month!
What about you? What efforts do you see at your workplace or at your home to better the planet? Send us your comments!
Reduce, ReUse, Recycle… It’s SO hot right now.