SAHIBABAD: Tata Steel BSL, formerly known as Bhushan Steel Limited, has initiated a unique campaign to contribute its bit for a sustainable future on the occasion of Earth Day on April 22, 2019.
The employees of its Sahibabad plant in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, have come forward for the cause of a greener future by volunteering and making paper bags and other utility items from newspaper and other waste material.
The paper bags, were distributed free of cost to the small shopkeepers near the plant along with posters to create awareness on not to use single-use plastic products. Besides the articles like – flower pots, table lamp, table top decorative items, etc- made from waste material by the employees were displayed in an exhibition in the plant premises and company’s Delhi office in Ishwar Nagar.
The exhibition in the plant was inaugurated by Sapna Shrivastava, ASO, Pollution Board, Government of Uttar Pradesh and Anoop K Trivedi, Executive Plant Head, Tata Steel BSL, Sahibabad. Similarly Sanjib Nanda, Chief Finance Officer, Tata Steel BSL inaugurated the exhibition in the Delhi office.
Thrown open for sale, around Rs 50,000 was collected from the sales of the items made from waste by the employees which will be used for a social cause. Employees also volunteered to make paper bags as an alternative to single use polythene bags.
Total 3800 bags were made by 145 employees which were distributed to small shopkeepers near the plant. The entire programme was coordinated by company’s CSR team.
Commending Tata Steel for the initiative Shrivastava said, such gestures will certainly go a long way in creating awareness among people on the grave issue of waste and single use plastic.
Speaking on the occasion Trivedi said, We should so live as to give the future generations a safer and better world than the one we have inherited while reaffirming company’s commitment towards sustainability.