WeWork commit to minimizing waste, zero plastic, and clean energy NOW
Last year, a study estimated that 8 million metric tons of our plastic waste enter the oceans from land each year. Plastic waste pollutes our lands and kills our oceans, breaking down into toxic micro-plastics that eventually end up in our food and our bodies. WeWork contributes to this environmental catastrophe by providing and disposing of hundreds of thousands of plastic and mixed paper/plastic cups each day. We understand that it has plans to roll out a zero-plastic policy after piloting it in select locations, but we demand that plastic cups are removed IMMEDIATELY and that non-disposable options are provided. If WeWork plans to gift reusable bottles to its users we expect them to be from recycled materials. We ask that WeWork switch to 100% renewable electricity. We ask that WeWork provide compostable food bins. We ask that WeWork provide non-individually wrapped plastic-free tea bags. We ask that WeWork refrain from purchasing food containing unsustainably sourced palm-oil, which causes widespread environmental destruction. WeWork's user base is acutely aware of the impact that unwise consumption patterns has on our planet and urges WeWork to take responsibility for its operations now.