Nestlé has announced that a team of volunteers from its office in Dublin spent the day picking up litter on Dollymount Beach, Dublin, collecting a total of 76kg thereof.
The beach clean-up was part of An Taisce Clean Coasts’ ‘Big Beach Clean’ campaign, an annual call to action as part of the International Coastal Cleanup.
More than 30 local Nestlé colleagues armed with litter pickers and refuse sacks collected everything that they could find, from plastic wrappers and bags to cans and bottles, old fishing equipment, and discarded clothing.
‘Power Of Good’
Kieran Conroy, country manager at Nestlé Ireland, said, “Here at Nestlé, we believe in the power of good and of being a force for good.
“Everyone in the business has a part to play in building a healthier and more sustainable world, which is why we were delighted to partner with Clean Coasts again this year, for our fourth annual beach clean on Dollymount Beach, Dublin.
“The team spent a wonderful morning together cleaning, while enjoying the beautiful Dublin coastline. The cleanliness of the beach was visibly improved, which was such a rewarding end to the day.”
Nestlé Cares Programme
The beach clean-ups are part of the Nestlé Cares programme, which facilitates up to 120,000 hours of volunteering every year from its employees in Ireland and the UK.
As well as encouraging colleagues to volunteer their time and take action on climate change, Nestlé noted that it is working towards reducing the use of virgin plastic by one third by 2025 and is committed to making all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2050.
This includes the introduction of Kit Kat wrappers made with 80% recycled material, which will eliminate more than three billion pieces of packaging from its supply chain, the company added.