Earlier this month, Rubicon® announced the launch of our company’s first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report. If you have yet to download the report I encourage you to do so now to read more about what Rubicon is doing to transform the entire category of waste and recycling.

Rubicon’s mission is to end waste, in all of its forms. For this reason, we try to be conscious about the resources we use on a daily basis.

While COVID-19 has transitioned our company to a remote working environment for the time being, when we were working from our offices across the U.S. we remained relentlessly focused on doing our part to eliminate waste in our office spaces.

Minimizing Waste in the Workplace

Here are just a few of the steps that Rubicon has taken to minimize our environmental impact across our offices:

  • Our Atlanta headquarters is located in a LEED Gold building.
  • Our Atlanta headquarters is on a MARTA metro line, with 36% of our Atlanta employees using monthly MARTA passes, paid for by Rubicon, cutting down on emissions related to commuting. In our New York City offices, 100% percent of our employees use public transit to get to and from the workplace.
  • We avoid disposable or single-use plastic items across our portfolio of offices.
  • We have recycling containers for almost everything, including e-waste, plastic bags, candy wrappers, batteries, and pens and pencils in our office spaces.
  • We offer in-office composting to all employees.

Across Rubicon’s offices we place an emphasis on elimination. In Rubicon’s Atlanta headquarters we have avoided the disposal of 94,712 plastic water bottles and the associated 20.4 tons of CO2 emissions. Moreover, we’ve kept 5,688 pounds of waste per year from the landfill through eliminating single use packaging—such as sugar packaging, individual creamers, and plastic cutlery—from our office break rooms, and through the use of reusable mugs, cups, plates, and silverware from the Salvation Army and elsewhere.

We also run a robust composting program for organics. Since we began our in-office composting program in 2017, our Atlanta headquarters has diverted 28,147 pounds of food waste and other organics from the landfill, creating 7,037 pounds of compost.

To learn more about Rubicon’s work transforming the entire category of waste and recycling, be sure to download our inaugural Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report. If you have any questions about how to minimize waste in your workplace, or anything else, you can reach out to Rubicon’s Sustainability team directly at sustainability@rubicon.com, or contact our sales team at (844) 479-1507.

Tess Riley is a Sustainability Manager at Rubicon. To stay ahead of Rubicon’s announcements of new partnerships and collaborations around the world, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or contact us today.