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#CUTOUTCUTLERY

Join HoW’s campaign #CutOutCutlery to change habits of single-use plastic cutlery. 40,000,000,000 plastic utensils are thrown away every year.

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#8meals

You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference.

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#reThinkTap

Over and over we heard the same statement - tap water is GOOD and that the plastic water bottle industry is convincing us otherwise to increase sales.

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#LAGREENTEEN

Our campaign #LAGREENTEEN launched March 19, 2019!

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Habits of Waste Club Guide

Find out HoW you can make a difference at your school!

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HoW Library

A collection of articles providing a new and unique standpoint on environmentalism

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#CUTOUTCUTLERY

“It’s Time, Governor” - California

Steps for an Executive Order to help restaurants save money while protecting the planet.

Step 2:

Enter your name and your email. Choose "Environment issues / Concerns" for your subject.

Step 3:

COPY the pre-written email below and PASTE it in the box that is provided and select "Pro".

Dear Governor Newsom,

As you know, restaurants are struggling these days. Our campaign #CutOutCutlery saves restaurant owners money while protecting the planet by reducing single-use plastics. Today, we are asking you to help us by signing an Executive Order to #CutOutCutlery, which is a successful campaign that makes plastic cutlery and accessories available by request only.

We already convinced Uber Eats and Postmates to switch the default setting in their food delivery applications by making plastic cutlery an OPT-IN feature, available only upon request. Postmates just released data that since joining #CutOutCutlery in October 2019 they saved 122 MILLION packs of plastic cutlery from entering the waste stream. This equates to $3.2 MILLION DOLLARS in savings for restaurants. (We are still waiting on numbers from Uber Eats impact but we understand that it is significantly more than Postmates, as they just delivered their billionth order.)

If you sign an Executive Order, many restaurants will save money and become more sustainable. Currently, most restaurants include these costly single use plastic accessories even though over 80% of the population (according to a survey conducted by Innovate MR) prefer eating with heavier, stainless steel cutlery. We need to enact a law that will benefit restaurant owners and the environment, by simply requesting plastic cutlery when needed.

Finally, should California lead the charge on this, the remaining food delivery applications that have not yet changed their default setting will be obliged to make the change nationwide/globally, since food delivery applications cannot have different default settings in different areas.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this easy yet very effective request.

Sincerely,

(your name here)

Habits of Waste

A California based Non-Profit Org

Step 4:

Click SEND MESSAGE and you should receive a confirmation like this one:

Alternatively, you can print and send the letter to this address:

#CUTOUTCUTLERY

“It’s Time, Governor” - New York

Steps for an Executive Order to help restaurants save money while protecting the planet.

Step 2:

Fill out the form and select "ENVIRONMENT" for the topic.

Step 3:

COPY the pre-written email below and PASTE it in the box that is provided and select "Pro".

Dear Governor Cuomo,

As you know, restaurants are struggling these days. Our campaign #CutOutCutlery saves restaurant owners money while protecting the planet by reducing single-use plastics. Today, we are asking you to help us by signing an Executive Order to #CutOutCutlery, which is a successful campaign that makes plastic cutlery and accessories available by request only.

We already convinced Uber Eats and Postmates to switch the default setting in their food delivery applications by making plastic cutlery an OPT-IN feature, available only upon request. Postmates just released data that since joining #CutOutCutlery in October 2019 they saved 122 MILLION packs of plastic cutlery from entering the waste stream. This equates to $3.2 MILLION DOLLARS in savings for restaurants. (We are still waiting on numbers from Uber Eats impact but we understand that it is significantly more than Postmates, as they just delivered their billionth order.)

If you sign an Executive Order, many restaurants will save money and become more sustainable. Currently, most restaurants include these costly single use plastic accessories even though over 80% of the population (according to a survey conducted by Innovate MR) prefer eating with heavier, stainless steel cutlery. We need to enact a law that will benefit restaurant owners and the environment, by simply requesting plastic cutlery when needed.

Finally, should New York lead the charge on this, the remaining food delivery applications that have not yet changed their default setting will be obliged to make the change nationwide/globally, since food delivery applications cannot have different default settings in different areas.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this easy yet very effective request.

Sincerely,

(your name here)

Habits of Waste

An Environmental Non-Profit Org

Step 4:

Click SEND MESSAGE and you should receive a confirmation like this one:

Alternatively, you can print and send the letter to this address:

Habits of Waste.org

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