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CPL Group staff complete USAID training

CPL Group staff have successfully completed a four day training in USAID’s Clean Cities, Blue Ocean Waste Analysis and Characterisation study.

As commercial waste account for up to 33 per cent of the total waste generated in the Nation’s Capital, the need for effective waste management solutions is required to cater for waste produced daily by businesses with a large waste footprint.

Following a Memorandum of Understanding between the USAID’s Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) program and CPL Foundation signed in late 2022, CPL Group is pleased to have 25 staff representing the various group brands successfully participate in a four day training on Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS).

Asia Pacific’s Regional Director for Clean Cities Blue Ocean Renerio Acosta said the training covered essentials on proper waste segregation and types of plastics.

“Valuable information gained on enhancing waste management at the store level and its benefits will further improve waste management techniques at CPL facilities.

“The program included a one-day theoretical training on its waste analysis and characterisation study program to expand participants’ knowledge on waste management.

This was followed by a 3-day practical training of its applications,” he said.

CPL general manager for Health and Safety Chester Selibu said as the retail sector contributes a substantial amount of commercial waste produced daily, the WACS training undergone by CPL staff is the start to employing effective solid waste management solutions for CPL and all its sub brands.

This will be implemented through CPL’s Health and Safety Department and will ensure compliance with ISO standards.

Upon completion of the training, the participating staff were awarded certificates of participation.