Tuesday, 16 October 2012


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Holcim Geo Cycle Unit launches Green Bank

Chief guest at the event, Ambassador of Switzerland Thomas Litscher, Deputy Head of Mission Kurt Meler, Head of Funding ADB, Thusitha Molligoda, UNDP Deputy Country Rep Ananda Mallawathanthri, SACE P Director Anura Jayatilake, Institute of Environment Professionals President Prof Hemanthi Ranasinghe and Geo Cycle Unit General Manager Asela Iddawela and staff with indoor plants. Picture by Saliya Rupasinghea

The Holcim Geo Cycle Unit launched a Green Bank which is a unique concept to manage domestic waste of their employees in an environmental friendly manner.

General Manager, Holcim Geo Cycle Asela Iddawela said the issue in Sri Lanka today is managing domestic waste in urban areas.

The country has successfully managed 250,000 MT of industrial waste successfully during the past 10 years according to a survey. The Green Bank concept will be implemented among Geo Cycle employees initially and awareness among others will be carried out to take this forward in the future among other employees.

Accordingly, the employees of Geo Cycle will bring their segregated domestic waste to Geo Cycle collection centre twice a week and they become green bank members who will get rewards at the end of the year following an evaluation.

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