From The Gram

A word or more from instafamily @upstreamsolutions ~ other side of the world but relevant as heck 🌻 ~ "Ready to go #indisposable in the work place? Let’s make progress—not pollution. It can be frustrating to try to do the right thing when “just throw it away” is the standard. Many office buildings & work sites still have foam cups & plastic lids by the coffee machines, & fridges stocked with single-use bottles. Or even if there is a water cooler, there’s often a small stack of plastic cups ready to be thrown “away” & never thought of again—even when every piece of plastic ever created will ALWAYS exist in some form.

The best place to start building a better way than throw-away where you work is to share your stories & open up the conversation. Bring your reusable bottles & cups & talk about your weekly savings from refilling. Pack your lunch in a reusable container, bring your own utensils, & talk to your team about saving money by generating less trash to be picked up or dropped off at the dump. Ask your colleagues if they know where their recyclables really end up—depending on your community, this could be an incinerator upstate or an export company shipping plastics to Indonesia, or your local landfill.

And when your team’s engaged, ask if they’re ready to save money & improve your company’s environmental impact by switching to reuse. If your team can’t wash dishes on site, talk about reuse systems like @cupclub that can provide your workplace with REAL mugs, then pick them up to wash & bring back.

Keep being the example of a better way. The world is catching up 💪🌎💯"

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