Coca‑Cola team on Bettystown Beach
Coca‑Cola employees hit the beach for a day of positive community action
To mark Ocean Conservancy’s 25th Annual International Coastal Cleanup, Coca-Cola employees hit the beach for a day of positive community action mucking in along with Meath County Council and collecting a total of 55 big black sacks of rubbish from the dunes at Mornington.
Siobhan Woods from Coca-Cola , said that the project had a bigger aim than just making the dunes safe in the short term. “The aim of the Coca-Cola International Costal Clean-up is also to identify the sources of debris and change the behaviours that cause marine debris in the first place.”
Siobhan sorted through all the rubbish with Meath County Council Environment Awareness Officer Peter Brady, to identify what was found. Plastic containers and bags were almost equal offenders, followed by sweet wrappers. Old carpeting, cushions, bed quilts and lots of footwear and clothing made appearances too, as well as tyres, disposable BBQs, wood pallets and even a kid’s potty!
Removing rubbish from a stretch of beach is only a small contribution to the well-being of the planet, but at Coca-Cola we believe every one of our initiatives will contribute to making a lasting, positive difference in the communities we serve. Working with Ocean Conservancy offers a hands-on way to protect and preserve the planet's natural resources and help local communities.