Imperial clears rubbish, improves hygiene in Gabon-factory neighborhood

| March 12, 2013

An initiative funded by Imperial Tobacco’s local business has seen the clearance of more than 120 tonnes of rubbish from a neighbourhood in the capital of Gabon.

A lack of municipal waste collections together with fly-tipping had been creating a hygiene problem; so the company stepped in to help support the community near its factory in Libreville.

It did this by asking the firm that removes commercial waste from the Imperial factory to widen its services to cover the local area, too.

As a result more than 45 tonnes of rubbish was cleared in an initial two-day purge and, since last October, more than 25 tonnes have been removed each month.

“This improvement in hygiene and general living conditions is an example of the support our company can bring to the community,” said Jacques Landrieau, general manager Gabon.

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