What about 3,000 less plastic bags a day! We already know that plastic bags are harmful to the environment. They’ve been around for about 50 years, so there is no firsthand evidence of their natural decomposition rate. However, scientists have been able to estimate that plastic bags can take up to 500 years to photo degrade!
NVIDIA’s decided to do something about this. Over the next week, we will stop using plastic bag liners in the cubicle trash containers. Our janitorial crew is well prepared to implement a successful “no plastic bag” program.
Effective immediately, we are asking all employees to take any wet and sticky waste to the Coffee Areas for disposal. Dry trash, mixed paper and other recyclables can be discarded in the bins in your cubicle.
I really like working at nVidia. Sweating the details. And knowing our CEO he's also thinking "Hey, that's $1.47 to the bottom line. Why throw money in the trash! LITERALLY IN THE TRASH!"