Canvironment Week 2012 organizes Creative Design Workshop for rag pickers

Hindustan Tin Works (HTW) Limited, the leading Can manufacturing company in India recently organized a Creative Design Workshop for rag pickers at Bhopura, in association with Chintan Environmental research and Action Group (NGO).
Jan. 3, 2013 - PRLog -- New Delhi, 3rd January 2013:- Hindustan Tin Works (HTW) Limited, the leading Can manufacturing company in India recently organized a Creative Design Workshop for rag pickers at Bhopura, near the Ghazipur landfills in association with Chintan Environmental research and Action Group (NGO). At the workshop Dr. Vivek Prasad, Designer and Art Consultant- Aranya Earth Craft created sculptures out of metal scraps. The workshop was successful and saw about 40 women and 10 men participants. All of them spared 2 hours from their daily life for the past 14 days, and learnt the basics of creating some beautiful artifacts.

Mr. Atit Bhatia, Senior Vice President of Hindustan Tin Works Limited was present at the final session of the workshop to encourage the participants. He was impressed by their creativity and appreciated them for their hard work. He also interacted with them asking them to continue the work and come up with more innovative ideas.

Speaking on the occasion, he said, ‘The underlying theme of the Canvironment Week is to uplift the lives of rag pickers, who are identified as the cog in the recycling wheel. Through this workshop we wanted to provide them skill based training on creating products from metal and tin scrap. This, we believe, would enable them to garner relevant skills and know-how to create newer products and use the same to financially support themselves and their families. We are happy with the response and hope to carry forward this initiative year after year.’

Dr. Vivek Prasad added, ‘We started with the tutorial classes followed by the practical classes. The response has been extremely good. Women came forward to make small but very beautiful artifacts like wall hanging, mugs, flowers etc.’

This noble cause also became a medium for the betterment of rag pickers. Under 'Canvironment Week', the creative design workshop is organized for the rag pickers where they are given training to make artifacts out of the metal scrap, which are later would be put on sale at an exhibition, the amount of which goes directly to the participants of the workshop.

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About Hindustan Tin Works Ltd

Hindustan Tin Works Ltd(HTWL),( One of the ten fastest growing companies in India, Economic Times) a premier Indian CAN manufacturer producing a wide range of CANS and quality packing solutions to Dairy Products, Edible Oils, Tea, Coffee, Motor Oils, Medicines, Pesticides, Chemical and Paint Industries, HTWL is one of the leading manufacturers of lithographed metal containers as well.

Tin Cans or "Green Cans" as they are called are the most environment-friendly alternative to other forms of packing because of their recyclable quality. HTWL takes a leading role in ensuring proper environment responsibility by offering fully recyclable Green Cans that adhere to internationally accepted standards.

HTWL is the first company in India which conceptualized & started the 2 piece cans business in India in 2005.

HTWL has won the Cannex’ 96, 97, 98, 03 awards under the three-piece cans category. It has also managed to bag various corporate awards like Asia CanTech 2009 and 2012 Bangkok; TPC,

2009 Mumbai; Hindustan Tin Works wins Asia Can Tech 2008 & 2007 Food Award, Award for export excellence of the northern region in year 2005-2006, EEPC 07-08 & EEPC 08-09, 09-10 and 10-11 star performer silver award and India Star 2010 Reebok slip lid can award for excellence in packaging in India. HTWL also wins prestigious IMDA, USA   award for best category in food for Nestle milo and general line for Foster Clarks. HTW has also won Environment Initiative of the Year 2010 award at the IND SPIRIT 2010 Ambrosia awards etc.

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