Employees of Henkel’s Scottsdale facility recently paid a one-day visit to Frank Elementary School where they taught more than 500 students about sustainability.
The curriculum also featured activities and videos and an interactive recycling session for fifth graders.
“We did an exercise where we explained that there are seven different types of plastic, how you can identify them and which ones can be recycled." Mike Koser, channel development director for Henkel, said. "(Students) were then given examples of items, such as an empty pizza box (or) plastic water bottle and they had to guess if it was recyclable or not."
The visit to Frank Elementary School was organized by Robert Anson, Henkel’s director of business development, Walmart International.
“I think the school visit was a great opportunity to spread Henkel’s sustainability message,” Anson said. “When we presented the idea to employees, we recruited 22 volunteers, and they all did a great job in making this happen.”
Henkel markets a number of well-known consumer and industrial brands in North America, such as Dial soaps, Purex laundry detergents and Loctite adhesives.