SUEZ recycling and recovery UK led the charge last Friday (19 July 2019) in cleaning up the Ribble Estuary near Freckleton, Lancashire.
SUEZ were joined by volunteers from Ribby Hall Holiday Village, Kepak and Fylde Council in collecting over 100kg of waste material from along the banks of the River Ribble.
The event was part of the #SUEZ4Ocean campaign to eliminate waste – particularly plastic waste – from polluting our rivers and oceans. SUEZ provided volunteers with gloves, litter pickers and waste bags, and then took the waste to SUEZ’s recycling facility in Darwen (Lancashire) where it was recycled or carefully disposed of.
Julie Lawrence, SUEZ’s Key Account Manager, said: “The terrain was a little challenging and we were all soaked to the bone – but there were smiles all round! The waste material we collected could easily have ended up in the ocean – we were all delighted to be playing our part in protecting the environment.”