4 in 5 Generation Z workers expect employers to tackle single use plastics

Thu 5th July 2018

New research released today by the City of London Corporation shows the current generation of young people entering the workforce are more environmentally conscious than the Millennials who preceded them. What’s more, they’re expecting their employers to step up and take action to protect the environment.

As a result, the City Corporation is today launching its Plastic Free City campaign, a rallying call to businesses, including offices, restaurants and cafes, as well as individuals to take a pledge to reduce single use plastics across the Square Mile. The Bank of England, financial services group Nomura and banking and asset management group Investec are the first businesses to take the Plastic Free City pledge.

The pledge is wide-ranging, from stopping the use of plastic straws, cups or cutlery to registering as a water refill site.

The City Corporation is also supporting City residents and workers to go plastic free by installing 10 new drinking fountains across the financial district, in parks, retail squares and near transport hubs.  The first two of these were unveiled this week in the City’s new public space in Aldgate Square. Continuing green initiatives are running with great success in the City of London, with four million coffee cups being recycled under the Square Mile Challenge, launched last April.

Businesses and individuals can take the Plastic Free City pledge at www.plasticfreecity.london

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