Collect-a-Can joins the world to Combat Climate Change this World Environment Day

June 2009

Recycling company Collect-a-Can will be joining organisations and governments around the world in recognising and celebrating World Environment Day (WED) again this year

The world will be celebrating the 35th World Environment Day this Friday (05 June 2009), an event that grants every living being the opportunity to celebrate the environment.  

The theme this year is 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'.  WED is an occasion for the world's citizens to commit to building a safer, healthier, cleaner, sustainable world. The event seeks to encourage and further motivate everyone to take better care of the environment.

Since Collect-a-Can’s inception in 1993, it has supported efforts aimed at maintaining a cleaner and safer environment. Mathabo Phomane, Collect-a-Can’s Head of PR and Marketing says, “it is important for us at Collect-a-Can to set an example when it comes to saving the environment. We as a company are doing our bit to reduce our own carbon emissions through our recycling processes.”

“Waste management represents a key environmental challenge for South Africa and once again we are dedicating ourselves to ensuring that used beverage cans, and consequently tin-plate, exist in harmony with the environment,” says Phomane. In total Collect-a-Can has recovered and recycled more than 750 000 tons of used beverage cans
 
Phomane says the company actively works within the community to support recycling initiatives and have a strong commitment to socio economic empowerment.

Collect-a-Can’s involvement and support in celebrations like the World Environment Day celebration proves how dedicated the company is to curbing environmental pollution and also hope this will serve as an invitation to many other individuals and organisations.

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