Nestlé Pakistan has collaborated with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s Tourism Department to conduct a two-day training to educate the people of Swat on waste management and sustainable tourism. The training was part of one of the initiatives taken by the TREK’s community engagement.
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Tashfeen Haider Additional Secretary Tourism Department, Government of KP, addressed the participants of the training session,
“TREK is an initiative under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated Tourism Development (KITE) project being implemented in partnership with the World Bank Group and Nestlé Pakistan.”
He also added,
“Activities within TREK include the provision of solid waste management equipment, awareness campaigns for tourists, and training of local communities on waste minimization that we just concluded under KITE”
Speaking on behalf of Nestlé Pakistan, Waqar Ahmad (Head of Corporate Affairs& Sustainability, Nestlé in Pakistan & Afghanistan) also took the opportunity to comment on the initiative saying that Nestlé was excited to be part of this program that would ultimately help to contribute towards a cleaner environment.
“At Nestlé, our vision is that none of our packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or rivers. To achieve this, we have set ourselves the commitment of ensuring 100% of our packaging is reusable or recyclable by 2025,” he added.
Among many other lessons, the two-day training included sessions about the importance of recycling, reducing waste, and food safety compliance. To honor the participants the end of the sessions were concluded with a prize distribution ceremony by Ghulam Saeed (Director General Directorate of Tourist Services) and Touseef Khalid (Project Director KITE).
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