On Wednesday 1 August 2018, we were joined by multi-national company Danone on the coastlines around Mangere for a morning of clean-up action. Danone first engaged with Sustainable Coastlines earlier this year during one of our Out Of Office events and we were stoked that they liked it some much they came back for their own tailored clean-up.
64 of Danone’s staff arrived early in the morning with all round great attitudes, ready to get stuck in. After some essential education in the form of a Love Your Coast presentation delivered by Sustainable Coastlines’ Programmes Manager Fletcher Sunde, the team split into three groups, with two focusing on the immediate area along Kiwi Esplanade and one group heading for the heavily littered Island Road, on the way to Puketutu Island.
One and a half hours of cleaning produced an astounding 4000 litres of rubbish – 680kgs worth or approximately 10,860 individual pieces. This was an absolutely monumental effort by the team.
We want to thank Danone and their staff for being so keen to get out with us and care for our environment together. Particular thanks to Katelyn Guildford and Craig Leishman for being the internal champions at Danone. We’d love to see this collaboration continue and we look forward to getting out with this awesome team again.