Socially Conscious Corporate

Our world is full of problems. Most people complain about the problems and just move on without ever doing anything to fix the problems. Sharon Ply thinks differently and gets down to making a difference through dedicated action. #iSayNoToPlastic is an initiative that Sharon Ply cares deeply about and we have undertaken several activities to address the growing problem of #PlasticPollution. Here is a short video compilation of some of the major activities undertaken by Sharon Ply in the recent months to take the message of #iSayNoToPlastic to the public.

Let Earth Keep Its Colours

Our Earth is neither blue nor green. It is composed of myriad colours and hues painted on by the diversity of its plant and animal life.

In order for Earth to keep its colours, it is important for humans to adopt eco-friendly ways of living. Sharon Plywoods has been undertaking several eco-friendly initiatives to create awareness and bring about social change in order to preserve the diversity of Earth.

To spread the word about eco-conservation, Sharon Plywoods has painted 4 railway engines with their message about Earth’s colours which will carry the message across the length and breadth of India. The first engine was flagged off by Mr SC Das, President, Sharon Plywoods and The AD RM, Southern Railways at 5.50 pm on Saturday, Jan 12, 2019. This engine was attached to the Chennai – Jolarpet, Yelagiri Express on that day.

R.I.P Mr. Single Use Plastic

It is with great happiness we announce the death of SUPB (Single Use Plastic Bag) on January 1st, 2019 in Tamil Nadu. He was an inseparable part of our daily lives. Though immortal in nature, we bid him farewell because we were all irresponsible in his disposal and he found his way into the environment, polluting and poisoning it. He is survived by our children’s children, marine animals and the rivers and oceans of the earth.

May his soul biodegrade in peace.

 Kindly post your farewell messages below in the comments section.

Plastic-Free Shopping Bag distribution at Kovai Pazhamudhir Nilayam, Chennai

Sharon Plywoods is committed to the cause of eliminating single-use plastic and, in this regard, have been undertaking various initiatives for spreading awareness. With the recent ban on single-use plastic in TN, people have been looking for alternatives for the ubiquitous material and distribution of the multi-purpose cloth bag form Sharon Plywoods has been a god send for many.
Pazhamudhir Nilayam, the vegetable/grocery chain, joined hands with Sharon Plywoods in distributing these cloth bags to their patrons at various locations across Chennai.
Those who received the bag have been very appreciative of the quality if the bag and its usefulness.

Take the #iSayNoToPlastic pledge and receive the cloth bag at your doorstep (avail this before Jan 15, 2019).
 

 

Sharon Plywoods discourages Single-Use Plastic

Decomposition rates of Single-Use Plastic

Other than the obvious threat posed by plastic to marine life and city dwellers, plastic waste also occupies a lot of space in landfills since they take several years to decompose, if at all. They also leech harmful chemicals into the environment while breaking down and cause severe damage to water and soil during the decomposition process. Here is a look at how long everyday single-use plastic items take to decompose to get a sense of how much harm we are causing by using them.
Plastic has been the most useful material invented by mankind that has made several thing possible in everyday life. Plastic is a petroleum based product that does not biodegrade like other organic materials and occupy lot of space in our landfills.
Although scientists are now claiming certain processes that could biodegrade these materials, replicating those outside of controlled environments in large scale is still not possible, not to mention the unknown side-effects of such new processes. So, until we have a safe way to dispose of plastic, our only choice remains in reducing use, reusing existing materials and recycling waste and all of these involve a conscious decision on our parts to be responsible citizens.
Time taken for Plastic to decompose
Time take for single-use plastic to decompose

Tamil Nadu pledges #iSayNoToPlastic

Plastic carry bags, plastic plates, plastic cups, plastic flags, small plastic sachets used in packaging water, among others, will be banned in Tamil Nadu from Jan 1st, 2019.
Based on the study and findings of an expert panel that the disposal of such plastic material affected the flow of waste water and drainage and deeply affected the ground water table, the TN state government has announced this ban. The ban includes manufacture, transport, supply and sale of these products.
Watch this video to know what is getting banned and how you can find alternatives for these items that are ubiquitous in our everyday usage.

 

 

Sharon Plywoods has been vociferously supporting elimination of Single-Use Plastic and has undertaken several awareness initiatives in this regard. We are very happy to note that the government of Tamil Nadu also joining with us in this social issue.

 

 

Star Students in Chennai take the pledge against Plastic Pollution

Star students Award 2018, held on 9th Dec 2018 at the Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Chennai was proudly sponsored by Sharon Plywoods in an effort to reach out to students and create awareness about #PlasticPollution.

*Plastic-Free School bag kits were given to all student award winners and the teachers and School Principals were all given the multi-purpose Shopping Bags. The award itself was given in recognition of multiple talents exhibited by school children.

All the students and the education fraternity present at the event took the pledge #iSayNoToPlastic along with Sharon Plywoods.

The awards ceremony was organized by Dream Concepts to recognize talent in young students and to inculcate in them the right spirit of competition and winning. The event was presided over by Rotarian P.D. Sriram (President, Rotary Club of Madras Downtown) and the guest of  honour was Dr. V. Ponraj (Scientific Advisor to former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam). 

The theme of the event was “Say No to One-Time Plastic” and the students were given information regarding the dangers of Plastic Pollution and encouraged to do their bit to save our environment.

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