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 Tel: 02-661-6661 Ext.240 and 252 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgThailand: Recycling Initiative 2018
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Indorama Ventures in The Netherlands shares recycling knowledge with school students
30 May 2022
An employee from Indorama Ventures Europe, Roan’t Mannetj, Manufacturing Technician, shared knowledge of PET and recycling with students at BSO De Driehoek primary school in Oostvoorne, The Netherlands. The session aims at grounding awareness and understanding of different types of plastics, especially PET, which is 100% recyclable.
The presentation also explains how recycling works and how children and their families can take part in it by starting to sort waste at their homes and schools. The activity is part of the school’s program asking parents to share their work. It is a good opportunity for children to learn about working as technicians at Indorama Ventures and PET recycling, which is a key driver of sustainability.
we teamed up with the IVL Foundation for a special initiative training teachers across the country on how to better manage waste and plastic, which they shared in their classes highlighting the importance of recycling and proper waste management in their curriculums broadening awareness among students.
World Recycling Day with Indorama Ventures in Poland
28 April 2022
At the "Kujawska Przystan" school in Wtoctawek, employees of Indorama Ventures Poland organized an educational and pro-ecological event for children with the aim of enhancing awareness and knowledge about plastics and their production technology and recycling.The meeting was attended by 37 children and four teachers. Children, at the ages of 5 and 6, had a chance to learn about the recycling process from materials prepared especially for them. With the exchange of questions and answers on the importance of the recycling process, the children understood how important plastic recycling is, which in the present reality is an indispensable aspect of taking care of the environment. This was the first meeting of a series of educational activities carried out under the project aimed at increasing knowledge about recycling among local communities
The "New Life of a PET Bottle" competition by Indorama Ventures in Poland
26 November 21
Indorama Ventures Poland has conducted a competition called "New Life of a PET Bottle" for 1-3 grade students at Wloclawek elementary school. The contest was to create a creative object using PET bottles.
Children participating in the contest sent photos of their works, based on which the committee selected 10 honorable mentions and two main prizes. A total of 50 pieces were submitted.
The awards ceremony took place on October 29th in the students' playroom. The site head, Mr. Puneet Saini, and a company representative briefly educated the participants on why recycling plays such an important role in our lives.
The winner, a 7-year-old girl named Kornelia, received a laptop as a prize, while the first runner up, an 8-year-old boy named Mikoaj, got a bicycle. The children who were awarded with honorable mentions received gift cards from a stationery store and IVL gifts. But the most important thing about this competition was to show that recycling does matter and that every PET bottle can be given a second life.
United States :
Indorama Ventures in US organizes recycling education on Earth Day
30 April 2022
Indorama Ventures Xylenes & PTA (IVXP), an IVL facility in Decatur, Alabama, was invited to Chestnut Grove Elementary School for Earth Day, to teach 35 pre-school and kindergarten students and teachers about the importance of recycling.
IVXP's employees gave a 30-minute presentation on the importance of taking care of the earth and how recycling can help make it better. The students, ages 4 and 5 years old, learned what recycling means, how they can help recycle, the types of plastics and where to look at bottles to know which ones to put in the recyclable bin.
In addition, they witnessed many different items that are made from the recycled bottles that they put in the recycle bins, such as clothing, furniture, bags, and more. Students were given a bag made from recycled PET material to take home to their families to help them raise awareness of recycling at home.
IVXP has continued to help educate and instill recycling education in the local communities and school system for the past 6 years. Chestnut Grove Elementary School heard about the Indorama Ventures recycling education program and reached out to the company to come teach the preschoolers about recycling and involve IVXP to the school’s regular recycling program with approximately 600 students from pre-kindergarten to Grade 5.
in Decatur, Alabama, kicked-off the successful 5th Annual Recycle Education Program, "Think Outside the Trash," with Austin Middle School, our partner in education. The full-day activity was held in the school’s auditorium in adherance to COVID regulations, and consisted of the merits of recycling: what it is all about, why it’s important, how to recycle, and how students can become “Recycling Ambassadors” in their homes, schools and communities. The program also incorporated several competitions and challenges to engage the students by creating a "Recycle Ambassador Club," consisting of a team of teachers and students who help promote recycling at school events as well as collect, weigh, and log weekly recyclable materials collected at the school. Together, they organized three friendly competitions collecting over 331 pounds of PET. Their “End of the Year” goal reached close to 4,000 pounds of recyclable materials.
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.
Indorama Ventures Sites in Alabama Joins the Annual ‘Sprocket Sprint’
16 April 2021
As part of the partnership for recycling with the Rocket City Trash Pandas Baseball Team in Huntsville, Alabama, Indorama Ventures Sustainable Solutions (IVSS) and Indorama Ventures Xylenes & PTA (IVXP) joined the team’s annual "Sprocket Sprint” 5k Race, Fun Run and Easter Egg Hunt. Team partners were able to set up booths to support the runners and IVL provided over 600 sets of education materials to promote recycling and waste separation. Our efforts were met with much positive feedback.
10 of our employees volunteered organizing recreational activities and educational games on how to manage plastic waste allowing children and adolescents to better understand why we need to protect the environment in the scenic city of Gaibu. Our actions helped to clean the city’s beach and with our partner, we collected 60 tones of PET for recycling redirecting waste from landfill.
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.