On February 15th, 2018 the keen staff from the head office of Brother New Zealand gathered at Fraser Cove in Tauranga ready to experience, for most of them, their first coastal cleanup event!
The summer heat was kicking in due to a blue dome day, and coupled with rain earlier on, the humidity levels were high. But this didn’t deter the crew from getting stuck in!
The land and mangroves in this area are feeling the effect from illegal fly-tipping and serious rubbish dumping.
By morning tea the crew had already been back for more rubbish sacks and were hitting their third gear as the comfort levels grew – the rubbish just kept being found. It was a real eye opener to see the amount of dumped household and construction waste seemingly thrown into the bushes and mangroves.
A delicious BBQ lunch was put on for the team who enjoyed a break in the shade with some ice cold drinks thanks to Phoenix Organics.
A full audit report of the day was undertaken and the massive load of 1,600 litres of rubbish was removed from our coastline thanks to the Brother team. A huge amount of fun was had by all and the happy faces took away a lot of information and ideas on how to reduce their own single use plastic use.
Sustainable Coastlines would like to give a huge thank you to Brother New Zealand for their commitment to creating a better New Zealand through their effort at Fraser Cove.