Towards zero waste to landfill | 05 September 2019
Waste free lunch challenge for SBL employees
Employees of Seychelles Breweries Limited are being encouraged to take part in a waste free lunch challenge throughout this week with the aim of minimising waste from lunches at the workplace and ultimately help the company in achieving its target of zero waste to landfill by 2020.
The objective of having a waste free lunch challenge is to help employees understand its benefits and to generate awareness of over-packing of food and the threat it poses to our environment.
During this week, Seychelles Breweries Limited (SBL) employees who are taking part in the challenge, have to use items that are eaten, composted or recycled when having their lunch. They should not be using items that contain wrappers or packaging that will be thrown in the rubbish bin.
The waste free lunch challenge is the initiative of the company’s risk and governance manager, Lawraine Morel and her team. The team has also engaged the on-site caterer to serve employees who come to purchase food in re-usable plastic containers instead of take-away boxes.
According to Lawraine, “environmental performance is a shared responsibility and it is only by working together that we will make the necessary progress on our journey to becoming truly sustainable.”
The waste free lunch challenge is one of the initiatives which will encourage our employees to carry out sustainable practices which will consequently help in reducing their own and the company’s environmental impact, explained Lawraine.
As part of the challenge, the employees have to take photos of their waste free lunch and send their photos throughout the week to a designated person, where they will stand to win prizes at the end of the week.
Additional benefits of having a waste free lunch is that it also encourages healthy eating.
“As obesity is relatively high in Seychelles, combing healthier eating with waste free lunches is a great way to meet health as well as environmental goals,” concludes Lawraine.
It is worth noting that since Tuesday, the response has been encouraging and the Seychelles Breweries Limited expects more employees to take on the challenge as they see their colleagues doing it.