Take 3 staff and volunteers recently came together with SC Johnson people for a clean-up of Dee Why Beach in celebration of our ongoing partnership.
SC Johnson has been supporting Take 3 since 2020 when they helped launch our online learning program, while this year they have also lent their support to both our Youth Leadership and Youth Summit education initiatives.
On Sunday, SC Johnson team members and their families took direct action to support our work by descending on Dee Why Beach to remove plastic and waste from the beach and surrounding areas. Through the cleanup, volunteers removed an astonishing 2,754 pieces of litter, filling nine garbage bags and weighing 60kgs!
A rewarding day was spent with families focused on learning about the impact of plastics in the ocean and playing a part in the solution. SC Johnson remains committed to reducing ocean plastic and proud of the impact that Take 3 for the Sea is delivering and will continue to deliver through the up-coming Youth Leadership programs.
The day began with a welcome and thank you message from Take 3 CEO Sarah Beard. The clean-up then followed, as well as a specific microplastics demonstration from Take 3 volunteer Sara Bowtell. The attendees then joined Take 3 in a litter audit before enjoying lunch at Dee Why Surf Club while the youngsters in attendance took part in some Easter games.
Take 3 CEO Sarah Beard said: “I couldn’t have wished for a better day to celebrate this wonderful partnership. SC Johnson have been so supportive with our crucial education work and today they have shown they are also eager to roll up their sleeves and take action.
“These two elements are fundamental to Take 3 and to SC Johnson and our global movement to protect the oceans and waterways on which we rely so heavily.
“Thank you to the SCJ people who attended, we appreciate your support and look forward to working with you in the years ahead.”
SC Johnson staff and their families collecting rubbish at Dee Why Beach
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About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including LYSOFORM®, AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 135-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com