Sampath Bank partners Think Green for E-waste management initiative
Sampath Bank's Nature Protection Club recently entered in to a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Think Green Pvt. Ltd for
eco-friendly waste management at their head office, Sampath Center in
Sampath Bank Managing Director, Aravinda Perera and Sivahar
Muthuramalingan, CEO of Think Green Exchange the MoU
Representing Sampath Bank, Managing Director Aravinda Perera and
senior officials and Mr. Sivahar Muthuramalingam, CEO of Think Green Pvt
Ltd signed the MoU documents.
Sampath Bank Nature Protection Club, in keeping with its philosophy
"Green Actions for Green Planet" has disposed over 600 used computers
under the first phase of the agreement.
Think Green, a pioneer in providing safe and reliable electronic
e-waste management in Sri Lanka, has received the approval from the
Central Environment Authority of Sri Lanka is an exporter, operating
under the regulations of the UN-based conventions for trans boundary
movement of hazardous content.
Electronic equipment and gadgets is the fastest growing waste stream
in many countries including Sri Lanka. E-waste, or electronic waste,
consists of everything from scrapped TVs, refrigerators and air
conditioners to that old desktop computer that may be collecting dust in
the closet. When disposed in land-filling, hazardous chemicals from the
e-waste seep into the ground, leaving contaminated water and soil which
remains in soil forever, endangering human life and other living beings.
Thus, Sampath Bank Nature protection Club believes it is imperative
electronic waste is disposed in a safe manner causing no harm to the
Speaking during the MoU signing, Managing Director, Aravinda Perera
said the Bank is committed towards protecting the environment and taken
several key initiatives since1987. "The New Green Movement setting up of
Nature Protection Club is part of the process. Today's partnership with
Think Green Pvt. Ltd is to handle our e-waste, which is another step
Commenting on the new MoU, Nanda Fernando, Acting Chief Operating
officer, President of Sampath Nature Protection Club said, " As a step
forward in protecting the environment for the future generation , the
Bank is taking steps to engage in various projects which are
environment-friendly. "The bank declared the Green day as May 20, 2013
and Month of June as Green Month. The staff of the Bank is engaged in
working individually and collectively towards practicing the concepts of
environment conservation which would certainly help to preserve natural
resources as well as financial resources of the country."