At STI we believe in giving back to communities and take our responsibilities as an ethical company seriously. That’s why we contribute to the world we love and live in. As part of our strategy to become more sustainable STI Italia joined forces to support the non-profit organisation Legambiente
to clean up the Unità d'Italia park in Bomporto on 19th October 2021. Legambiente is the most prominent and widespread environmental association and regularly organises volunteer activities to help protect the environment and organising a common event was very special to our team in Italy.
The activity had a good start when volunteers from Legambiente welcomed STI employees with a nice breakfast, which also gave a great opportunity to have an exchange about why this voluntary activity was important for all and how valuable it is for companies to engage employees to be part of their efforts to be more sustainable. After a strengthening breakfast and being divided in three groups, the team went off to clean the park and surrounding areas.
During the waste collection it became more and more apparent how careless many people are when it comes to their own rubbish and how little it would take to simply throw the rubbish in the available bins to keep the area tidy and clean rather than just dropping it on the spot. After completing the activity most of the team was a little shocked to see how many bags they filled with collected rubbish. To give you an idea about what was collected to go into recycling:
• Total nr of medium sized garbage bags: 15
• Total weight of plastic: 1.5 kg
• Total weight of glass and cans: 4.3 kg
• Total weight undifferentiated : 20.8 kg