Indorama Ventures Plc (Head Office) arranged an education roadshow called “Recycling Education Program” throughout year 2018. The company sought to educate children in primary school and create awareness of how important it is to recycle PET. The children learned how recycled PET can help save the environment, with the starting point being to separate waste correctly. This greatly helps to use resources more efficiently by turning waste into cash, create jobs and follow the national policy regarding tackling waste effectively.
The schools who participated in the program all received recycling education packs, including educational comic books, leaflets, Let’s Recycle PET posters, recycled PET materials and videos free of charge. Any schools or organizations interested to participate in the program may contact Corporate Communication Department: Ms. Sayumporn Tel: 02-661-6661 Ext.240 and 252 or mail Sayumporn.firstname.lastname@example.org and methawee.S@indorama.netThailand: Recycling Initiative 2018
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With the US recycling rates lagging, Decatur, Alabama-based Indorama Ventures Xylenes and PTA based in Decatur, Alabama, is taking the initiative in its third year doing its part to increase recycling rates through an education initiative in local schools by utilizingwith its onsite Partners in Education (PIE) team. Now in its third year, PIE is a program that which links area businesses and industries with schools to provide educational opportunities for the students and increases the awareness of area businesses and industries. Partnerships The partnerships also heightenreinforces awareness of present and future job needs, helps improve the education of future employees and customers, and increases understanding of the quality and needs of public school systems, whose health is vital to the community's economic well-being. The Indorama Ventures Xylenes and PTA team created a program to educate both students and faculty about Indorama Ventures, PET, and the importance of recycling. They are currently working with two schools – Austin Middle School and Hartselle High School.
In 2019, over 1,200 students and 85 teachers took part in promoting recycling education. Austin Middle School recycled over 12,000 pounds of which 1,157 pounds was PET. Hartselle High School, collected 490 pounds of PET. The PET was sent to the local recycling center and then forwarded to the Indorama Ventures Sustainable Solutions (IVSS) plant in Athens, Alabama for processing. A total of fFive IVSS staff volunteered to talk about the importance of recycling at the two schools over the course of six weeks, providing a total of 240 hours of recycling education. One employee managed the program for just over ten months (volunteering 225 hours).
While the PET recycling results and outreach were a huge success, next year will be even more promising as not only will two new schools, Austin High School and Austin Junior High School (with roughly 1,900 students combined) join the program, In in addition, the Indorama Ventures Xylenes and PTA team will also begin working with the local recycling center and Decatur school system to get recycling programs in all of the city’s schools.
In Brazil, Indorama Ventures Polímeros launched their 3Rs Waste Management recycling initiative: Rethinking, Reusing and Recycling, to raise awareness among people in the community on the importance of recycling PET and contributing to a sustainable environment. Three communities near the company’s plant participated in the program and ten volunteer employees dedicated several hours a month for this program. The company provided recycling education, DIY PET and organized plant visits to allow community residents to gain a better understanding of the recycling process.
- At total of 350 residents in Associação de Moradores da Praia de Gaibu is, a community located on one of the most popular beaches on the Pernambuco coast, located in the municipality of Cabo de Santo Agostinho, and have 350 community people were participated in the program and collected PET 281 kilograms of PET. From the visited oOne off the resident’s associations, after visiting and reviewingassessing theour program, noted the clean-up effortsthat resulted in a 30% reduction in cases of dengue fever and mosquito-borne diseases one of the its benefits of our program duringfrom the October 2019 to January 2020 period was that it can reduceresulted in a 30% reduction in cases of Dengue dengue fever and mosquito-derived borne diseases.
- Ninety residents of Lar do Amanhã (Day day care) is, located in the municipality of Cabo de Santo Agostinho, and have 90 community people participated in the program and and can PET collectedcollected 51 kilograms of PET.
- Fifty residents of Creche California (Day care), is located in the municipality of Ipojuca and which, serves supports 40 children aged between the ages of 2 two andto 6 six , years of age. , and have 50 community people participated in the program and can PET collecteding 142 kilograms of PET.
From the project total were collected PET 474 Kilograms (approximate 40,000 bottles) and bottles back to our recycling process. The benefits of these program; community clean, can create work, reduce PET bottles go to landfill and create circular economy.
In Mexico, Indorama Ventures EcoMex continues to run its recycling program for a second consecutive year, expanding to schools and to our community. The Plant is providing bins to collect PET bottle, additionally our team visits schools to train children in the separation and PET recycling, as well as in the circular economy of PET.
Indorama Ventures EcoMex is proud to be also a member of ECOCE, a non-profit civil association founded and supported by the consumers product industry to promote adequate management of container and packaging waste in México.