The Eco Code: World En­vi­ron­ment Day Con­clave 2018

FICCI Business Digest - - States -

The New In­dian Ex­press, in as­so­ci­a­tion with FICCI, or­ga­nized a con­clave 'The Eco Code' on the oc­ca­sion of World En­vi­ron­ment Day on 5 June 2018, which was in­au­gu­rated by Jus­tice P Jyoth­imani and Ar. Rm Arun, Chair­man, FICCI-Tamil Nadu State Coun­cil, in the pres­ence of In­dra­neel Das, Res­i­dent Editor, The New In­dian

Ex­press and Vig­nesh Ku­mar J, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent – Mar­ket­ing, The New In­dian Ex­press Group.

The key­note ad­dress was de­liv­ered by Jus­tice P Jyoth­imani and the spe­cial ad­dress by FICCI Chair­man. The first panel dis­cus­sion was on 'World­wide reliance on dis­pos­able plas­tic pack­ag­ing is over­whelm­ing our planet'. By 2050, the oceans will con­tain more plas­tic than fish by weight.

The event also hosted the Guin­ness World Record Cer­e­mony for 'Largest Hu­man Re­cy­cle Logo' for­ma­tion by 1726 stu­dents of BS Ab­dur Rah­man Cres­cent Univer­sity, an ini­tia­tive of

The New In­dian Ex­press sup­ported by Nip­pon Paint In­dia Pri­vate Ltd. The Re­cy­cle Drive, an ini­tia­tive by

The New In­dian Ex­press, with the start-up com­pany 'PLANTCIL', was also launched. The drive is to cre­ate aware­ness about the en­vi­ron­ment among the school kids. Also, there was a launch of seed pa­per and seed in­vite made of re­cy­cled pa­per. The sec­ond panel dis­cus­sion on the topic was 'Plas­tic Pol­lu­tion: So­lu­tions, Al­ter­na­tives & In­no­va­tion'. The fi­nal key­note ad­dress was de­liv­ered by B Chan­dra Mo­han, Sec­re­tary to Tamil Nadu Govern­ment, In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Depart­ment.

Ar. Rm Arun, Chair­man, FICCI – Tamil Nadu State Coun­cil.

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