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Ceylon Tobacco Company educates staff on beating plastic pollution


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In celebration of World Environment Day 2018 and in keeping with this year’s theme of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution,’ Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) recently hosted a series of educational activities for its employees in order to promote sustainability throughout the organisation. The activities were conducted from 5 to 8 June.

Apart from tree planting activities, which were organised in many of the tobacco leaf growing areas, an educational campaign was also conducted internally to raise awareness on how to reduce single-use plastics and how to be more conscious of reusing plastics in employees’ day-to-day lives. 

Informative newsletters and videos on reducing plastic use were circulated among employees via email and several interactive games and quizzes were organised throughout the week to educate employees on the subject. 

In addition, employees came together to brainstorm ideas on how to further eliminate plastic usage at the workplace. CTC will implement some of the best ideas submitted in line with their target of reducing general garbage to landfill by 1%.

CTC Environmental and Health and Safety Manager Dimuthu Tharanga said, “As a responsible organisation we value sustainability and care about protecting our environment.  Every year we aim to further strengthen our employees’ commitment towards protecting our planet by establishing positive behavioral change through education and action at both organisational and individual levels.”

As a responsible organisation, CTC understands that it has an added responsibility towards the environment and take pride in the sustainable and responsible way their operations are run. CTC will continue to foster environmental sustainability across its value chain.

 


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