REHAU has sponsored a beach clean at Lligwy in North Wales, as part of the company’s commitment to the environment and helping to turn the tide on plastic waste.
REHAU provided gloves and high visibility jackets plus a team of volunteers from its production facility in Amlwch to help with the clean-up and survey, which was organised by Rachel Hodge in collaboration with the Marine Conservation Society. Beachwatch is the Society’s national beach cleaning and litter surveying programme, and events are held around the country to protect Britain’s wildlife from waste and litter in the seas.
REHAU Amlwch’s Rachel Hodge, Martyn Hodge and Laura Evans collected five bags full of rubbish during the Beachwatch event in Lligwy, held on Sunday 8th of July. By removing this waste from the beach there is no chance of it posing a threat to marine species, who can accidentally eat it or become tangled in the litter left on the coastline.
Daniel Jones from REHAU said: “Discarded plastic waste is a huge issue at the moment, and one which is rightly getting a lot of air time. In our seas, it’s harmful to marine wildlife and we must all do our bit to ensure that litter is recycled or disposed of responsibly.
While our own Plastic Edgeband & Roller Shutter Door products do not end up in the sea, it’s important to us that they are recycled where possible to reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill. We’ve long championed the recycling of or own waste through chipping and milling the plastic back into powder so we can successfully reuse again in our extrusion processes. If it’s good for the planet, it’s good for REHAU too.”