Nestle Gympie Clean Up -50 Nestlé volunteers from the Gympie factory donned gloves to clean up rubbish along the beach and dune areas at Rainbow Beach and Inskip Point
Fifty Nestlé volunteers from the Gympie factory donned gloves to clean up rubbish along the beach and dune areas at Rainbow Beach and Inskip Point, determined to do their bit to tackle the litter problem. The Rainbow Beach area was selected as it an area of natural beauty, visited regularly by members of the factory team.
Nestlé Gympie Factory Manager Richard Jones said that the clean up was just one way we are taking action to help achieve a waste-free future.
“Our goal for the clean-up was simple: to leave our local community cleaner than we found it. And I am pleased to say we did. Today’s operation has resulted in 10m3 of rubbish being collected, the equivalent of filling the back of 5 Utes full of rubbish,” Mr Jones said.
“Addressing the challenge of plastic waste requires all of us to start behaving differently, and there is no better place for us to start than from within our own company, and in our own neighbourhood.
“Our employees are the same as everyone else, they are passionate about making a difference and today has reminded us that often it is the small steps we take every day that can have a ripple effect for lasting environmental change,” Mr Jones added.
Nestlé has already laid out its broader vision to achieve a waste-free future and announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastic waste and pioneering alternative materials.
The clean-up was part of a co-ordinated global volunteering effort timed around World Oceans Day on 8 June which will see more than 1,000 Nestlé employees volunteer at clean-up events across Australia.