Objective: raise environmental awareness by manufacturing and distributing reusable shopping bags
In support of the Chinese government decision to ban the distribution of free plastic bags by shops, Alstom supports the design, manufacture and distribution of 46,000 reusable cloth shopping bags. They are given to employees, students, pupils and residents near the Alstom site close to China’s sixth-largest city, Tianjin.
The campaign aims to raise environmental awareness in the community. The initiative was launched with the Chinese nongovernmental organisation, the Global Village Beijing which also gave lectures and demonstrations to employees and residents and staged an essay competition for children on the importance of protecting the environment.