Going plastic free



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Europe generates about 26 million tons of plastic a year, but only about 30 percent of that is recycled. The rest is largely incinerated or dumped into landfills.

Our goal is to make WeWork as planet-friendly as possible, so we are doing all we can to reduce our use of single use plastic down to zero. By working together we can all make a positive impact on our environment.

A life-long friend

The plastic cups dotted around our spaces are going, so we’re giving every member their own reusable water bottle. This is a bottle for life which you can use for water to cut down your personal plastic consumption in a heartbeat.

There will be glasses available for any guests whose thirst needs quenching during the day, but we kindly ask that you keep them in the community areas and use your water bottles to stay hydrated.

Bioplastic is fantastic

Drinking pints will never be the same again. We’ve replaced the cups by the taps with bioplastic cups. These are wonderful because they are fully compostable! They are made from corn starch instead of plastic, and return to nature as they degrade. Just make sure you put them in the food waste bin when you’re done.

What rubbish!

New bins, better recycling. We’ve added recycling bins in the offices - green for mixed recycling, black for general waste - so please split your rubbish between them. In the pantry area you will find food waste bins for food, compostable coffee cups, and the new bioplastic beer cups.

2200 to zero

We first launched Zero Plastic in WeWork Shoreditch Mark Square, bringing our single use plastic cup wastage down from 2200 to zero. In one day. Over the course of a year, that building alone wasted around half a million plastic cups, only 30% of which will end up recycled. We don’t think that is good enough!

While the number for each location varies, the numbers are shocking. Refer to your email to see the numbers for your location. Help protect our oceans by committing to less plastic waste.

Detail oriented

We’ve changed our mouthwash cups so these are now compostable). As well as recycling our coffee, at the barista station we’ve removed the plastic stirrers and swapped the coffee cups for compostable versions. Even your milk will now come in reusable glass bottles. The little things always matter!


We will do anything and everything we can to make this work, but the ball is in your court now. If you have any questions or feedback, then please reach out to your Community Team.