Harden the Cup Up Day

Chandler Macleod -  Group with mug
Today we join Chandler Macleod Group who is hosting Harden the Cup Up Day. ‘Harden the Cup Up Day’ is an initiative aimed at increasing education and awareness of the damage of single-use cups on the environment.

Did you know that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050?  Offices are huge culprits to using takeaway cups. Which is why we want to be part of resolving this issue instead of causing it. Here are some key facts as to why we feel this initiative is so important: 

  • Disposable cups are difficult to recycle due to a fused plastic lining which makes the cup waterproof. This plastic is difficult to remove and recycle, and cups often don’t make it to recycling bins in city environments.
  • Eventually plastic breaks down into smaller micro-plastic which can contaminate the environment.
  • Each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean – which is equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute!

Rob Zandbergen, CEO RGF Staffing: “So that’s why we support Chandler Macleod’s initiative. Today all headquarter colleagues of RGF Staffing use a reusable cup, a mug or a glass to consume the drinks. And from today we will make a habit of this. It is a small effort with a positive effect on our environment.”

Please also take a look at this video.

For more information: www.hardenthecupup.com