What a load of rubbish!
Apleona is supporting the Million Mile Clean campaign to help make the UK a cleaner, greener place for everyone to enjoy! The campaign encourages individuals, businesses and community groups to go litter picking in their local area.
Running throughout the year, the Million Mile Clean aims to inspire, empower and support 100,000 volunteers each year to clean the places they love, to connect with likeminded people, and enjoy the great outdoors!
Katerina Robinson, Apleona’s Sustainability Manager, comments:
“Apleona employees showed a great team spirit, and the participation in this campaign exceeded our expectations. This is such a fantastic campaign to support. We all felt a sense of satisfaction seeing the difference we have made to our local areas and many of us are keen to do this again.”
Apleona’s litter picks provided a great opportunity to team up with colleagues and make a tangible difference to local areas. Whether that was a local park, street, beach or river, as well as get some fresh air and exercise. We organised 10 litter picks across the country. Each event took from one to two hours, and in total our 79 participating employees covered 112 miles, collecting a whopping 77 bags of litter.
UK Procurement Manager, Shabana Ahmed, said that the London office litter pick was particularly fun. She commented:
“It was tipping it down with rain on and off, so we had to take cover at one point in a bus shelter! The office is very close to the River Thames and we were shocked to find an area literally covered in rubbish – mostly plastics and likely from where the tide brings the plastics in. It took no time at all to fill our rubbish bags and it felt like we only dented the surface.”
Apleona would like to thank our preferred supplier, Nationwide Hygiene, that sourced over 70 litter pickers at short notice so we could take part in the event.
If you want to find out more about the Million Mile Clean, please head to beachcleans.org.uk and #millionmilemay or #millionmileclean
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