Apogee partnered with The Marine Conservation Society to support The Great British Beach Clean, a week-long citizen science event which sees hundreds of beach cleans take place up and down the UK.
33 Apogee employees collected over 40kg worth of litter across a 200 metre stretch of beach in Whitstable, Kent and Paull on the Humber. 2,812 pieces of litter were collected, ranging from fishing materials to syringes and needles. The team removed over 1,900 pieces of plastic composed of bags and bottles and 470 sanitary products consisting of wet wipes and cotton bud sticks. These two figures alone make up 90.76% of the total litter found.
Chief Operating Officer Mark Smyth, said: “This is a continuation of our journey to help create a more sustainable future. Team Apogee did a fantastic job over the two days and I’m very proud of their commitment and efforts and I look forward to many more events over the coming months aimed at making a sustainable difference wherever we can.”