Over 100 Banner people, friends and family members will be rolling up their sleeves and cleaning one of the UK’s most popular beaches this July
Along with Banner managing director Craig Varey, they’ll be doing everything they can to reduce the amount of plastic waste and pollution reaching our oceans by taking part in the Banner Beach Clean, at South Bay Beach in Scarborough on Saturday 20 July.
Organised by Banner’s head of facilities supplies, Andy Whiting, the Banner Beach Clean gives everyone at the company the chance to use their volunteer day by taking part. Banner employees are given one working day each year to volunteer for a local or national charity.
The Banner Beach Clean is being run in association with Surfers Against Sewage, the charity dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife. It organised 1042 beach cleans in 2018, which saw over 81 tonnes of plastic and other pollution removed from the UK’s beaches.
Andy Whiting said: “Protection of the natural environment has been on Banner’s radar for a long time now. The company has a number of initiatives in place, including reducing consumption of single use plastics by 30% by 2020, and ensuring zero waste to landfill.
“However, continuing to find new ways we can make a real difference is hugely important. We’re delighted that so many Banner people and their friends and families have embraced the Banner Beach Clean. This number of people will help us to collect a substantial amount of plastic waste and litter and prevent it from reaching the ocean. We’re sure it will be a fun and rewarding day for everyone involved.”
The event is being backed by Banner suppliers; Essity, who will be keeping the Banner team hydrated by giving away re-usable water bottles to all volunteers; Rubbermaid will be providing essential beach cleaning equipment; Future Garments are providing t-shirts for all to wear and keep as a momentum from the day and Gojo are there to ensure our team are keeping their hands clean by providing soap dispensers. Support from our suppliers will help to make the day even more successful.
As well as help initiatives like the Banner Beach Clean, Surfers against Sewage hosts two huge volunteer led Beach Clean events every year, the Big Spring Beach Clean and the Awesome Autumn Beach Clean. The 2018 Big Spring Beach Clean saw over 63 tonnes of marine plastic pollution and litter removed from 575 beaches across the UK. To take part in a future one just visit https://www.sas.org.uk/our-work/beach-cleans/
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