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World Clean-up Day 2020 at QOS Energy

21 October 2020

Did you know? 99 percent of the stuff we buy is trashed within 6 months!

QOS Energy did its small part for the environment by being an active participant in the World Clean-up Day

The year 2020 has been a challenge for all of us, but trash-littering has been a challenge for our planet for decades. The clean-up day movement, first started in 2007, is not solely about cleaning up trash, but about raising global awareness and implementing lasting changes to end the global waste epidemic.

QOS Energy at the Clean up Day

 

Looking around us

Lucky to have a lot of green areas around our Nantes office premises, we decided to work on our neighborhood areas. Our team at QOS Energy got off their work desks, and some even off their work-from-home desks, to be a part of the clean-up drive. The sun was bright and shining, and that only made our motivation firmer. Geared up with rubber gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers, our team did the work with smiles behind their protective masks.

Our enthusiastic team covered a perimeter of 4 km around the office building, including public parks, footpaths, and parking lots. At times, the trash was found concealed behind the bushes and at times almost buried under mud and grass. But we had our eyes on the devil and we beat it real good! We gathered diverse litter: scattered cigarette butts, empty plastic and glass bottles, beer cans, infamous disposable masks, food packaging from picnics, paper, and aluminum waste, and even an abandoned 2-meter-long plastic plank!

According to Jean-Yves Bellet, Chief Product Officer who was a part of the clean-up :

Jean-Yves Bellet“Waste is one of the biggest man-made challenges we are facing today. It has become every individual’s job to watch out for what is being thrown out and what possible consequences our actions might entail. Celebrating events like World Clean-up Day is an effective way to develop awareness about waste disposal and waste management. ”

 

Takeaway from the day

Every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste including single-use plastic and objects as small as water bottle caps or plastic straws. Moreover, waste like cigarette butts, made from plastic and highly toxic to the environment, often goes unnoticed because of its size and has a substantial impact on our ecosystem. But, participating in this event has made us reflect on our consumption habits and the need to create a better tomorrow. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and work together towards a greener tomorrow!

QOS Energy group photo at the Clean up Day

 

Finally, a special thanks to Mairie de la Chapelle sur Erdre and Association des Entreprises de la Chapelle sur Erdre, who took the initiative to raise awareness about the event in our city and supported us in its organization by providing us with necessary information and equipment.

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