99.75% of coffee cups aren’t recycled and every minute a million plastic bottles are bought around the world. This creates, quite literally, a tidal wave of waste in our oceans. At alinea, we’re trying to do our part, issuing all our people with some of the tools they need to reduce their impact on the environment. In our office kitchens we’ve never stocked single use cups or glasses, and everyone is given a reusable KeepCup and water bottle, and encouraged to use it.
If everyone in Britain refilled once a week, there would be 340 million fewer plastic bottles a year in circulation. To help with this, Refill is an app (run by City to Sea campaign) which maps out where refillable drinking water stations are across the world, so you’ll never be running on empty.