World Clean Up Day: Tupy volunteers collect 850 kg of waste from a mangrove area
September 21, 2022
5 TVs, 1 radio, 4 tires, 2 motorcycle helmets, 2 armchairs, 2 mattresses, 1 scooter, 32kg of glass, 1 soccer ball, 1 toilet, 6 kitchen sinks, 34kg of clothes, 5.5kg of paper, 104 kg of plastic. This is just part of the list that makes up the 850 kg of waste found by Tupy Transformers in a stretch of only 1km along the mangrove area, close to Tupy’s headquarters, in Joinville (Santa Catarina), last Saturday, 17.
The cleaning task force, organized in partnership with the Comar Institute to celebrate the global initiative World Clean Up Day aimed at showing the impact of improper waste disposal and emphasizing the importance of mangrove areas for the maintenance of marine life.
“Mobilizations such as this one are very valuable because we invite the community to come closer to nature and feel responsible for its preservation”, says Thamires Prado Brito, Tupy’s Sustainability Specialist.
A Brazilian multinational company that designs and manufactures cast iron structural components with highly complex geometry and metallurgy. These engineering solutions are applied to the transportation, infrastructure, agribusiness, and energy generation sectors, contributing to the quality of life of people, promoting access to health, basic sanitation, drinking water, and the production and distribution of food worldwide. The production is concentrated in the Brazilian factories located in Betim (MG), Joinville (SC), and Mauá (SP), and abroad, in the cities of Aveiro, in Portugal, and Saltillo, and Ramos Arizpe, in Mexico. The Company also has commercial offices in Brazil, Germany, Italy, and the U.S. www.tupy.com.br