Controlling waste management in industrial sector:
Industrial Clothing wins Geo Responsibility Awards
Industrial Clothing Pvt Ltd and Prime Polymers won the gold award at
the annual Geo Responsibility Awards Ceremony held at Water's Edge in
Battaramulla last Friday. Bodyline Pvt Ltd won the Silver while Hemas
Manufacturing Pvt Ltd, was the Bronze winner.
The six excellence awards were presented to Union Chemicals Lanka
PLC, BASF Lanka Pvt Ltd, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Ceylon Pvt
Ltd, Star Packaging Pvt Ltd, Noyon Lanka Pvt Ltd and De La Rue Currency
and Security Print.
Geocycle, the company pioneering the awards ceremony, promotes the
importance of controlling waste management in the industrial sector and
this year seventy-one companies participated. This year, the ceremony
was held in conjunction with the launch of Holcim Lanka Ltd's new
product, ‘Holcim Extra.’
The recipients were chosen by an Independent Selection Team which
consisted of academics whom expressed great concern for the survival of
the environment. The joint venture raised one common theme of the
'visual footprint', where the protection of the environment was highly
The Geocycle Group maintains that the awards ceremony will continue
as an integrated annual event. There are hopes that more industries will
be prepared to accept the environmental challenge and participate next
year. By increasing the number of participants and stressing the
importance of waste management, Geocycle expects that the population
will become more aware of the environmental encounters faced by today's
“We must work together and respect resources to cherish the world we
live in,” said , Moratuwa University Professor Ajith de Alwis.
Power and Energy Minster Champika Ranawaka said that energy is the
key in today's society; Sri Lanka must maintain its stance well in this
regard being the only nation in the South-East Asia region to meet the
demand of power each day. “Our target is to reduce the usage of power by
10 percent, thereby saving millions of rupees and protecting the
environment,” he said.