Protecting the Environment. Personnel Department Joins Public Sector Recycling Programme. Love where you work... Recycle!
The Personnel Department (PD) joined the list of some forty-nine (49) Government Ministries and Departments that took the initiative to integrate environmental awareness and waste management systems within their respective organisations. The PD rolled-out the Public Sector Recycling Programme (PSRP) outfitting every kitchen with Paper and Beverage receptacles and Instructional Posters to appropriately guide staff when discarding waste along with the establishment of its very own Eco-Team within the Department in January 2021.
While receiving the bins was of utmost importance to commence PD’s waste management thrust, education on recycling was equally important. Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL’s) Education Officer, Gisel Telfer delivered a highly engaging and informative awareness session to members of PD’s Eco-Team at the Offices of the Chief Personnel Officer No. 3A Alexandra Street St Clair on February 23rd, 2021. The session addressed:
- Benefits of Recycling;
- The Importance of Recycling;
- The role organisations play in protecting the environment and;
- Encouraging organisations to adopt a green work space
Ultimately, the participants of the awareness session walked away with a greater understanding of their role as it relates to the initiative, and their direct involvement in leaving a carbon footprint that contributes to safeguarding the environment for future generations.