Plastic: global challenge, local action
We want to make a positive impact in the communities where we operate, and the range of our activities includes tackling global challenges such as environmental issues with local actions. Plastic, for example, has become an epidemic.
We throw away each year enough plastic to circle the earth four times, with much of this waste ending up in our oceans, according to UN Environment. India was the host nation for World Environment Day 2018, and with its theme of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution – if you can’t reuse it, refuse it’, our employees in India embraced the awareness-raising event with particular enthusiasm.
They have been marking World Environment Day for some years and this time, with India committing to abolishing single-use plastic by 2022, our Green Team at Jigani focused on engaging their colleagues and their families in making contributions through drawings and essays on how to beat plastic pollution. In global terms, Jigani’s pledge to reduce the use of plastic disposables is modest, but raising awareness of the consequences of plastic among employees and a wider community must be a good start.