A COMPANY has warned staff they will be sacked if they bring single-use plastic into the office.
Workers at Intelligent Hand Dryers will get three warnings before getting the boot.
The ban, which came into force last month, includes disposable coffee cups, water bottles and sandwich packs with plastic windows.
Many other eco-conscious firms have introduced similar guidelines and axed the use of plastic cutlery and cups.
But Sheffield-based IHD is thought to be the first to have it written into employees’ contracts.
Boss Andrew Cameron, 41, said he’s spent years lecturing his staff about wasting paper and power.
He added: “Staff were creating a lot of waste from going to the supermarket and having a load of unnecessary packaging. It was driving me mad.
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“This is not just about disobeying what may seem to many like a slightly draconian, left-leaning business owner who has lost his marbles and is taking away people’s civil liberties.”
Andrew, who has provided fruit and cakes to avoid staff bringing in plastic-wrapped goods, added: “We have to walk the walk.”
Campaigners A Plastic Planet hailed the move, saying: “Employees want to work for a business that’s doing something positive.”
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