Volunteers from Tupy and Instituto Comar collect more than 250 kilos of waste in a mangrove swamp in Boa Vista
September 20, 2021
Within just three hours, a Tupy and Instituto Comar (Instituto de Conservação Marinha do Brasil) group of volunteers collected 257 kilos of waste such as plastic and glass bottles, tires, tiles, cans, styrofoam, electronics, apparel items, plastic bags, and wood, among others. The material was shipped to a sorting center approved by Tupy and will be environmentally destined.
Another initiative of the SOS Manguezais project, sponsored by the Company, is the cleaning task-force, carried out across a 750 meter route on the edges of the mangrove swamp in the Boa Vista neighborhood. The residents walking by complimented the volunteers’ behavior and some joined the group, helping to collect the waste.
The volunteers also symbolically planted native tree seedlings (aroeira, ingá feijão, and pitanga), suitable for the location. These activities celebrated the World Cleanup Day (September 18th) and the Tree Day (September 21st), helping to educate people to dispose of waste correctly and highlighting the relevance of mangroves to the ecosystem’s balance.
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 technological innovation involved in the design and manufacture of these parts has been the Company’s specialty throughout its more than 80 years of operations. The production is concentrated in the Brazilian factories located in Joinville/SC and Mauá/SP, and abroad, in the cities of Saltillo and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. Tupy also has commercial offices in São Paulo, the USA and Germany.