Tiruchirapalli

‘No plastic’ campaign

UltraTech Cement Limited, Ariyalur, observed a ‘No Plastic Campaign’ at Reddipalayam and neighbouring villages recently.

As part of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’, the company carried out a major drive by involving all employees and their family members, school students and villagers in order to create awareness about the ill-effects of using one time plastic such as carry bags, straws, cups and others to the environment. They were involved in collection of carry bags and other one time used plastic items.

The company also involved the residents of Reddipalayam in the drive. During the drive, plastic waste weighing about 260 kg were collected in and around the village.

Rajesh Sankar, unit head, who spearheaded the campaign, said that the company had been coordinating with 13 municipal corporations for converting non-degradable plastic waste as alternative fuel in cement kilns. It had so far received around 162 MT of waste from various municipalities and corporations. After processing it, the waste was used as fuel in kilns.

Employees of UltraTech Cement plant and mines were administered a pledge against use of banned single use plastic products.

Drawing, speech and slogan competitions for school students were also conducted. On the last day of the campaign, skit and street play were performed at V. Kaikatti.

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