Turning the tide on litter

28 October 2016

Jill Gayford rolls up her sleeves with the commercial team as they do their bit for the environment.

June saw the CKD Galbraith Edinburgh office take part in a beach clean and survey for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) to help care for the coastline. 

The team of 19 donned 'Keep Scotland Beautiful' tabards, grabbed litter pickers and combed a 100m stretch of Seaton Sand's beach in East Lothian as part of the firm's wider Corporate Responsibility initiatives in local communities. 

Glorious sunshine helped to keep spirits high as the nine teams competed to find the most bizarre piece of rubbish on the beach: a plastic sit-on car.

In all, 11 bags were were filled with 37kg of waste, including cigarette ends, plastic bottles, crisp packets and ring pulls - all dutifully logged for MCS's annual Beachwatch Big Weekend Report, which has helped influence government policy, industry practices and raise awareness of the impacts of waste and litter in our seas on marine wildlife, people and our fishing and tourism industries.

The day was a great success and after all the hard work, the teams enjoyed a barbecue and garden games where competitive streaks thrived once more.

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