MIT Cargo’s ‘Go Green’ programme comprises four main initiatives, i.e. ‘Recycling of polythene,’ ‘Food waste,’ ‘Paper collection’ and ‘Drive Green’. The Company also plans to introduce several more elements to the programme in the future.
Under its ‘Recycling of Polythene’ project, MIT Cargo hands over all polythene waste to the KIOSK operated by the Colombo Municipal Council for recycling purposes. The Company delivers polythene waste to this centre three times a week.
Our ‘Food Waste’ project channels this material to a contractor who processes this into animal feed and used thus on a daily basis. Food separation for recycling happens at the lunch room through the efforts of staff. MIT Cargo is currently planning to introduce the same practices to other Hayleys Group premises at Foster Lane and Union Place as well.
Collecting of all paper waste in the Company premises under the ‘Paper collection’ initiative has been already extended to other Hayleys Group companies with all paper being sent for recycling.
Under the ‘Drive Green’ programme that was conducted in March this year, together with Clean Co Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., all company vehicles have been tested for emissions and issued with certificates of compliance.
Minimizing polythene usage in the office premises, saving electricity by switching off lights when leaving the work place, conducting awareness programmes on garbage separation at the Mahabodhi School and the distribution of plants and seeds, display of awareness posters and banners in key locations, stickers advocating minimal power consumption on personal computer monitors and the distribution of printed materials on Eco- Friendly practices among schools, are some of the other eco-friendly initiatives undertaken by the Company.