14 April 2009

Sustainable Refreshment

The idea was to stop using plastic cups with the drinking water machines in staff kitchenettes and use glasses/mugs instead 

The result is both an environmental saving to reduce the use of plastic and a financial saving.   The financial savings will depend upon the number of plastic cups being used and how much are being paid for them - in our case we believe there will be a saving of £25 per 1000 cups not used. 

Leadership: The idea came from staff sitting on a cross departmental group called the Culture Change Group, and was taken forward with the leadership of the Facilities Officer who has responsibility for the offices.

Learning: The idea reinforced our belief that good examples come from listening and empowering staff to express suggestions for improvement.

Thanks for this example.

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