Green Alternative Competition 2016
In our opinion it is really important to give an opportunity to the people from time to time to familiarize themselves with our factory. Therefore we created the DDC Green Alternative Competition and Open Day, which is a fun contest combined with a factory tour for high school teachers and students who are interested in our work. At the contest the delegations have to answer questions related to topics about eco-friendly cement production and waste processing, and solve interesting and exciting challenges.
In order to enter the competition the contestants had to complete and submit an online questionnaire about waste management, the cement industry and environmental protection. From the most successful applicants 6 teams from Pécs and the region of Beremend had an opportunity to test their knowledge and skills at the entertaining but challenging final held on 14 April.
The competition began at Beremend cement plant, where the students had to solve tasks in connection with bird protection. Later they had the chance to show their chemistry knowledge in DDC’s laboratory and their expertise in environmental protection at the waste management hall, while the creativity of the contestants was showcased during the fashion show, which exhibited dresses and concrete jewellery made from DDC cement sacks and cement products.
The team called “Biocatalyst” of Koch Valéria School Center finished at the first place, the second place went to team “Ecopol” of Pollack Mihály Secondary Technical School, and the third place was clinched by team “Green Frog” of Koch Valéria School Center. The winners were awarded valuable prizes: the champions won a tablet each, the silver medallists received digital cameras, and the members of the third team collected mp3 players. During the fun challenges the students got to know the eco-friendly technologies of DDC, the ways to use alternative fuels, and the process of conscious cement production. The success of the project inspired the corporation to continue the tradition, which means that 2016 very probably isn’t the last year to feature the high school competition.