Take 3 for the Sea joined forces with GH Commercial last week for a corporate clean-up at St Kilda beach in Melbourne.
On a beautiful morning in Victoria, 15 members of the GH Commercial sales department teamed up with Take 3 staff and volunteers to clean up the beach.
Staff had initially been concerned that there would be little rubbish to pick up, but sadly that is rarely the case, and so it proved again with the GH Commercial staff collecting a remarkable 2,483 pieces of rubbish bound for the ocean in just one hour!
This collection included 1,157 cigarette butts, made from plastic (cellulose acetate), 451 broken up pieces of plastic (plastic remnants) and 231 food packaging items.
Take 3 educator, Annie Woollard, who led the clean-up, said: ‘It was truly inspiring to see everyone so committed to being involved with the clean-up and feeling positive about what they were doing.
‘GH Commercial is to be congratulated for taking the first steps on the plastic awareness journey and for being part of the solution to plastic pollution.’
The beauty of Take 3’s simple message is that anyone can participate, anywhere, at any time.
GH Commercial proved the perfect partners, listening intently to the Take 3 introduction and briefing on the plastic pollution crisis, before getting to work with the clean-up and assisting with the waste audit and data collection.
Joel Williamson, national commercial sales manager, GH Commercial said: “It was eye opening to see how much rubbish was able to be removed from a seemingly pristine beach.
“We believe strongly in what Take 3 for the Sea is doing and it is great to be able to physically assist with cleaning up the ocean beyond our current corporate sponsorship. I know for a fact that what we have learned will be with us forever as we enjoy our oceans and waterways in this country and around the world.”
If you are interested in a corporate clean-up contact us at Info@take3.org