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Whitmill helps clean up the Island’s beaches

13 June 2017

Whitmill helps clean up the Island’s beaches

The team at Whitmill Jersey joined thousands of individuals and organisations across the planet on Thursday 8th June in a huge effort to bin plastic pollution from our beaches and clean up the ocean of marine litter.

The focus of this year’s World Oceans Day was “Our Oceans, Our Future” and staff took a walk on the beach from Bel Royal to St Aubin picking up debris that had washed up along with rubbish left on the shore.

They came across bags-full of stuff from pieces of old rope, string, bottle tops, plastic bags, plastic drinks bottles and cans to bits of buoys and cigarette butts. They even collected a T shirt, a pair of shoes, a sock and a pair of reading glasses!

Commenting on the bean clean Don Wijsmuller, Managing Director at Whitmill Trust said, “We are so fortunate here in Jersey to be surrounded by so many beautiful bays and lovely sandy beaches but it’s important we all do our bit to keep them that way for both locals and visitors to enjoy.”

“Whitmill are an accredited States of Jersey Eco Active business and we actively demonstrate our commitment to lower the environmental impact our operations have on an day to day basis. This global day to celebrate the ocean and collaborate for a better future fits perfectly with this ethos and our wider CSR programme and we encourage everyone to help enhance the local environments in which they work.”

World Oceans Day was first introduced in 1992 to raise awareness of the importance of the sea and the challenges we all face to protect the world’s oceans.

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