SUEZ employees in the UK join forces to collect waste along the Severn estuary for World Oceans Day

With support from the South Gloucestershire council, SUEZ volunteers came together for a second clean-up effort along the Severn bridge near Bristol, where over 100kg of waste was collected in under 1.5 hours.

The Severn bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Severn and River Wye between South Gloucestershire in England, and Chepstow, in Monmouthshire, South East Wales.

As part of the wider #SUEZ4Ocean clean-up campaign, a second UK clean-up activity took place on Friday, June 8th, World Oceans Day, with 15 volunteers available to help collect waste along the river bank.

Volunteers split into two groups to cover as much ground as possible. Some of the most common items found were large pieces of plastic felt, plastic from cotton buds, small pieces of unidentifiable broken down plastic and plastic bottles.

A special thanks to South Gloucestershire Council for providing the equipment to carry out the clean-up and to all volunteers who came out in support of the day.

Matthew Stephenson, Director of SUEZ in the UK “It’s both fascinating and alarming seeing the type of waste that washes up on the shores and riverbanks of our seas, but It’s great to be surrounded by people who care about preserving the natural beauty. Congratulations to SUEZ for leading the way in Ocean clean-up campaigning.”