Next Sunday, some Lierse entrepreneurs, together with the students of the Sint-Gummarus College, will take their hands out of their pockets to clean the streets of Lier again. Vosschemical Benelux, among others, will accompany the students during the clean-up.
Ten students from Sint-Gummarus College in Lier will go to Aruba on an Erasmus+ exchange in January. There they will develop a marketing plan within the project ‘Deplastify the planet – Rethink single-use plastics’. “We want to systematically increase attention to the theme and call on people to be more aware of single-use plastics,” explains one of the students. “We thought this litter campaign would be a good way to draw extra attention to this problem.”
A number of Lierse companies also agreed with this, including Vosschemical Benelux. They are one of the companies participating in the project on Sunday, November 19. “The issues surrounding single-use plastics concern us all,” says Claudia De Moor of Vosschemical Benelux. “We did not want to miss this opportunity to support these young people in their mission. Internally, it was quickly decided to make the clean up day one of our action points as a ‘sustainable entrepreneurship’ process at Voka.”
“Young people who roll up their sleeves are our favorite employees of the future,” Claudia concludes. “Their call will have a positive impact on our planet in the long term. We can only applaud that and are therefore happy to support it.”
In addition to Vosschemical, the students of Sint-Gummarus College managed to attract other entrepreneurs from Lier – and the City of Lier itself – via Lier4business to support their project.