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Project Zero Waste OC

Green Committee and HOCO Collaborate on Going Green

Did you know?

Americans toss out enough paper & plastic cups, forks, and spoons every year to circle the equator 300 times. Every year we fill enough garbage trucks to form a line that would stretch from the earth, halfway to the moon. Each day the United States throws away enough trash to fill 63,000 garbage trucks. The average American office worker goes through approximately 500 disposable cups each year.

– The Clean Air Council
The collaboration between the OCDE Green Committee and HOCO has shown us how easy and fun it can be to adapt to a new and greener way of enjoying our morning coffee. The advantages of using a reusable coffee mug include:
  1. Your beverage usually stays warmer or colder when using a mug.
  2. You can know which beverage is yours, and you can make a statement with your own personalized mug.
  3. Many food establishments offer a discount when you bring your own mug.
More members of the OCDE family are also making an effort to bring reusable dining ware for meals. Thank you for doing your part.
(April 2010)