In 1950, the world’s population of 2.5 billion produced 1.5 million tons of plastic; in 2016, a global population of more than 7 billion people produced over 320 million tons of plastic. This is set to double by 2034. (Surfer against Sewage, Plastic pollution, facts & figures
Zero Plastic! That was the name given to the action launched on Crouzet French locations.
While the company was first targetted to stop the use of plastic cups in coffee machines, many employees wanted to go further. Some really feel concerned and are engaged personally in their everyday life in this “plastic hunt”.
After an experimental phase at the Lautagne site, the operation to reduce plastic waste will be deployed on the production sites.
Plastic cups will no longer be available at both Valence and Alès locations by the end of March.
Nearly a million plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute around the world. In 2015, Americans purchased about 346 bottles per person— 111 billion plastic beverage bottles in all. (National Geographic, Fast facts about plastic pollution)
To go further in this action, it is already planned to address other single use plastic items such as bottles, meal trays and spoons. We are also studying the options to replace plastic bottles used in meetings by glass jugs….
Employees’ commitment and positive feedbacks are encouraging. To be continued… 🙂