Part of Operation Zero Waste Dabao’s outreach to workplaces and schools is Box In Bag Day, on Aug 5, 2013.
The rather silly-sounding name belies the more meaningful cultural and behavioural shift at the core of BIB Day. On that Monday morning, we are encouraging the staff at participating workplaces to take one simple step: putting a lunchbox in their workbag to take to work.
It’s a chance to start the practice of stowing a lunchbox at the office for all those dabao moments we can’t always foresee, thereby reducing food packaging wastage and cultivating a mentality of reuse rather than use-and-throw. It’s also a fun chance for staff bonding!
These are posters that can be used in staff-wide emailers for BIB Day:
…as well as a sample form that can be used to RSVP to BIB Day:
One of the workplaces partnering up with Operation Zero Waste Dabao is the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)! Their Pledge Wall is under construction, but here’s a quick glimpse of the work in progress :).
Staff members will get to write their names and personal pledges on the glass panel framing the AWARE meeting room. There will also be a mini display on ecofeminism next to the Pledge Wall. All of this is in conjunction with AWARE’s commitment to use less disposable foodware, and more eco-friendly disposables options when disposable foodware is necessary, during Operation Zero Waste Dabao.
Thanks AWARE, and all other participating organisations! We hope more workplaces will join us in taking this ridiculously easy first step in cultivating a life-long habit of reuse.