Monday, 19th September 2022 –Apogee Corporation once again took part in the Great British Beach Clean, partnering with the Marine Conservation Society to remove litter from Folkestone, Kent, Cleethorpes, in the Humber, and Silverknowes, Scotland.
This September, Apogee volunteers removed 19kg of litter from Cleethorpes, 30kg from Silverknowes, and 178kg from Folkestone – coming to a collective total of 227kg.
While certain types of litter obviously fluctuated between the three sites, polystyrene and plastic consistently held the majority throughout; with 1,228 individual pieces gathered collectively.
Comparatively, paper and cardboard waste - the second most frequent litter type - accounted for 260 individual pieces, followed by sanitary products, with 222.
“For us, positive change starts with raising awareness amongst our people. Allowing them to see the effects of pollution on a local beach cements the importance of managing waste responsibly – and encourages them to share that awareness with others.”
– Mark Smyth, Chief Operating Officer
Helmed and overseen by the Marine Conservation Society, The Great British Beach Clean is a science event where thousands of volunteers clean UK beaches over the course of a week. All litter collected is then sorted and disposed of responsibly, directly contributing to the conservation work of the International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC).
This marks the second year that Apogee has taken part in the Great British Beach Clean. In September 2021, Apogee volunteers collected over 40kg of litter from beaches in Whitstable, Kent, and Paull on the Humber – amounting to less than one fifth of what was collected in 2022.
The pursuit of a truly sustainable future is a key objective for Apogee, who actively strive to encourage environmentally-friendly business practices. One such example of this is through PrintReleaf, a platform that converts business print into reforested trees.