No more plastic cups or plastic water bottles in vending machines. Prysmian Group employees on a coffee break at its two plant-filled “greenhouse” areas or in one of the building’s many meeting rooms now use paper cups, refillable bottles and a mug with their name on it supplied by the company.
The group launched its “Plastic Free” pilot project on May, eliminating all single use plastic at its Milan headquarters where around 700 people work. That means 700,000 less plastic objects to throw away and recycle each year, making a small contribution to the growing problem of plastic waste. Water vending machines are being replaced by water dispensers.
The project will soon be launched at other offices too, said Andrea Pirondini, Chief Operating Officer.