As part of its sustainability efforts focused on the environment, Vivo Energy Ghana, distributors of Shell branded fuels and lubricants will in partnership with Environment 360, a non-governmental organization, NGO, roll-out a comprehensive recycling programme dubbed CyClean targeted at basic schools in the James Town, Chorkor and Lartebiokorshie enclave of the Greater Accra Region.
The initiative forms part of the company’s people-centred sustainability projects, focused on communities where it operates aims to instill good environmental behaviours, practice and recycling mind-set in school children.
The programme, rolled out in about ten schools last year, seeks to equip the beneficiary schools to adopt innovative means of recycling plastic and paper waste, in a bid to reduce waste within their environment and to the landfills.
The children are taught how to segregate their waste with the help of volunteers from Environment 360.
At the Vivo Energy Ghana head office, waste segregation bins have been placed at strategic positions to aid waste segregation at source and at the work place.
Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ebenezer Faulkner said Vivo Energy Ghana recognizes the importance of protecting the environment and is committed to the schools and workplace recycling programme aimed at promoting environmental sustainability.
It is therefore not surprising that CyClean emerged as the winning project of the Vivo Energy Reputation Builders Award category in Amsterdam earlier this year.
So far, over 5,000 school children from Nii Kojo Ababio Basic School, A.M.E Zion Cluster of schools, St. Georges Anglican School and Korle Gonno R/C Boys School have participated and benefitted from this programme.