Cherry Hill, N.J. (September 15, 2008, B, ) – Jeffrey Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company, Cherry Hill, N.J., recently announced that the firm is continuing its efforts to act green. “We are no longer purchasing disposable cups, including Styrofoam and paper cups for coffee and drinking water purposes,” he stated.
To kick-off this latest environment-friendly program, the entire staff had a “going green” party where they all got together to paint their own ceramic mug that each would use in place of the disposable cups.
“It is estimated that 25 billion Styrofoam cups are thrown away every year, without a thought to the consequences,” Jeffrey Tucker said. “We need to remember that Styrofoam is an environmental hazard because of it not being degradable, and its high cost to be recycled.”
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Even 500 years from now the foam coffee cup you used this morning will be sitting in a landfill.”
Tucker Company participates in a voluntary fuel conservation program of the EPA named “SmartWay” that seeks to reduce the carbon emissions and wasted fuel in the transportation industry.
As seen in: South Jersey News On-line