Sustainable Coastlines was thrilled to host the Wellington and Palmerston North teams from Design Group Stapleton Elliott (DGSE) for a beach clean-up in Evans Bay, Wellington on Wednesday 27th July.
Meeting at the Zephyrometer (aka Wind Wand), Sustainable Coastlines Event Manager, Te Kawa Robb, delivered a presentation on who we are and what we do, discussing the impact of plastics on the marine environment and the importance of waste management and discussing solutions.
Evans Bay is a notorious inner-harbour site for plastic accumulation and after a few weeks of strong Northerlies, there was plenty of rubbish to be removed. The DGSE team worked incredibly hard and remained positive, discussing a number of changes and solutions to the issues of plastic in the ocean, despite the volume of waste. What was evident was the great team culture and focus on completing the task at hand – true problem solvers!
Meeting back at the Zephyrometer, we reviewed the rubbish that was collected, discussed our findings & insights and the many solutions that sprung up during the clean-up and shared some well deserved high-fives over a delicious Phoenix Organic drink.
A huge thank you to Design Group Stapleton Elliott for supporting Sustainable Coastlines – we are only able to achieve what we do through vital support like yours.