Mission Zero Plastic
In signing the Zero Single-Use Plastic manifesto initiated by IMS, BNP Paribas in Luxembourg has signalled its commitment to eliminating single-use plastics by 2020.
Faced with an environmental emergency, the staff at BNP Paribas Luxembourg is intent on promoting conservation through direct action, including in the workplace.
In 2019, our annual plastics consumption included 200,000 coffee stirrers, 90,000 plates and cutlery sets, 80,000 straws and 660,000 cups.
But in 2020, we plan to go from using 300,000 plastic bottles a year to... 0! In December 2019, the Bank handed out several hundred glass bottles that staff can refill at company water fountains
Removing disposable products from our lives will also save the energy that would otherwise be spent on manufacturing them and processing them after use.
By changing our daily habits, we can make a real impact on our environment.
As part of the aim of reducing its environmental impact, the bank is cutting its paper consumption by recycling it into new newspapers, notebooks, etc.
For the past ten years, the organic waste of the bank’s staff restaurants has been transformed into biogas. This biogas is then injected into the national grid for the benefit of the community as a whole.