Whitmill take part in island wide beach clean to mark World Oceans Day
13 June 2016
World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. The 2016 theme is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and the team at Whitmill Jersey joined the many thousands of individuals and organisations across the planet who chose to mark this day by taking action for the prevention of plastic pollution in the ocean.
In conjunction with the States of Jersey eco active team, staff from Whitmill took to the beach on Wednesday 8th June; armed with gloves, bin bags and sun block! Together the team of six covered the area from La Rocque to Seymour Tower, filling six whole bags in the process.
A variety of items were collected including waste plastic, nylon rope, metal pipe, aluminum sheeting, food wrappers, elastic bands and a BBQ grill, as well as broken glass, crockery and cutlery!
Egg cases from shark, ray and dog-fish were also found, and logging these natural items which appear on Jersey’s beaches can help the local marine department monitor the activity of these species in the waters around the island.
Commenting on the beach clean Frederick Deacon, Director at Whitmill Trust said, “Here in Jersey the beach is central to leisure activities for many of us, be that sailing, surfing, spending time outdoors with family or walking the dog. As part of our CSR programme at Whitmill we encourage all team members to help enhance the environments in which we work and a beach clean to mark World Oceans Day gave us the perfect opportunity to do this.”