Work and home lives combined in Vietnam recently when O-I BJC opened its doors to employees and their families for the plant’s inaugural Family Day.
By all accounts, the event was a great success. Sixty-five families spent the day chatting, participating in events and getting to know each other a little better through this social event.
General Manager Andrew Yeoland took the opportunity to recognise employees for their hard work and positivity and to spread the recycling message.
Each family brought along glass for recycling, exchanging it for children’s books.
It’s a good exchange as far as Andrew is concerned: “Cullet is an incredibly important resource for our plant,” he said. “Last year alone, we used the equivalent of 120 million bottles and we’re constantly looking for more glass and better ways to educate the community about the importance of recycling”.
And the response to Family Day?
“The day was overwhelmingly positive!” Andrew said. “The event passed a critical test – the kids were very excited with the books and have been asking when they can come and join in again!”