A time for eco-conscious takeaway
Our plastic-reduction efforts continue, with our hospitality team now setting their sights on eliminating and reducing takeaway containers.
Over the last few weeks, the team have been busy distributing colourful new bento boxes to each and every employee, in the hope we can make disposable lunch containers a thing of the past.
These pop-up silicone containers have been a hit, with employees now able to grab takeaway lunch from our dedicated employee cafeteria, Staff HQ, in a much greener way.
‘We expect the adoption of reusable coffee cups, water bottles and lunch containers to reduce our café’s use of disposable containers by up to 70%, diverting a significant amount of waste from landfill,’ said Kylie Kearney, Hospitality Services Manager.
‘They are also a daily reminder about the simple things that we can each do to make a difference.’
While they may seem like small initiatives, we know that change begins at home, and the introduction of both the bento boxes and reusable cups will allow us to continue to move forward in our efforts to reduce waste and contribute to a sustainable environment for our community.
‘Our hospitality team is really passionate about these environmental initiatives,’ said Kylie. ‘SMCT staff have shown great interest in supporting these new ways of grabbing coffee and lunch each day and the uptake has been very pleasing to see.’