Because “mighty oaks from little acorns grow,” or as the Hungarian saying goes, “Little streams make great rivers.” For us in Sappi Budapest, we have seen that by working together, we can make a difference.
A charity based in the region close to our office has found a way to raise money by recycling plastic bottle tops. Volunteers collect and bring the bottle tops to a local plastics factory which donates money in exchange for the plastic. The funds are used to support disabled children by directly paying for specialised
treatments that are usually very expensive.
We set up a collection point for the plastic caps in our office. In the beginning we were only a few; now the whole office is involved along with their families. By combining the efforts of our office and of my neighbourhood our last collection weighed 1620kg which was exchanged for 121.000 HUF (approx. 403 EUR)! As well as the environmental dimension to this initiative, it has shown us that every little action like collecting plastic cap counts, and that by working together we can make a positive difference!
We make Sappi eco-effective. How about you?
Zsuzsanna Gál, Customer Service Representative, Budapest Sales Office.