الجمعة، 23 أكتوبر، 2009

The Lebanese Tobacco Office is Getting Green


Copyright (c) 2009 The Daily Star
Friday, October 23, 2009
Mazen H.ABBOUD, the Full Member of the Lebanese Tobacco Board, held yesterday a green press conference at the headquarter of the Rgie Libanaise des Tabacs & Tombacs (Tobacco Board); a conference, which was attended by the chairman of the tobacco board, Mr. Nassif SAKLAWI, & a number of high caliber personnel & Journalists .
In his introductory statement ABBOUD considered that going green is becoming an economic must for firms to survive & grow. He said becoming green means less production costs & less pollution.
Furthermore, ABBOUD reiterated that the Lebanese Tobacco Bureau adopted a green agenda to minimize its emissions of CO2 not only to respond to the calls of Copenhagen advocates but also to help preserve the planet.
Moreover, he elaborated briefly on the set of the firm green policy guidelines, which he said “ it aims: firstly, at decreasing the firm dependence on non renewable energy sources through the efficient use of electricity & the partial dependence on solar energy for lighting; secondly, at increasing the firm recycling capabilities by two folds to minimize its organic wastes; & thirdly, on diminishing the chemical residues content of the locally grown tobacco leaves by adopting more environmentally friendly pest management techniques”.
Finally, ABBOUD announced the launching of an environmental prize of the Regie Libanaise des Tabacs, with a main goal to enhance green activities among NGOs & individuals. He wished that the Regie Libanaise des Tabacs would become a green model in production to enhance clean & green production in the country.

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