Volunteers and members of our team cleaned up 450 bags of litter from the banks of the River Usk last month!
We came together on Saturday, March 25, to clean up rubbish from around the Transporter Bridge as part of the Spring Clean Cymru campaign run by Keep Wales Tidy.
Most the litter was plastic which had been left on the banks of the river by the tides and could be dangerous to wildlife both on land and in the water at the Site of Specific Scientific Interest. We take our corporate social responsibility commitment seriously – so weren’t best pleased about this! We were delighted to take part in the campaign; the day was a great success and we were pleased to make a difference to our local area.
Newport project officer with Keep Wales Tidy Steve Chamberlain said: “It’s vital that we all do our bit to care for our local environment and this event has been a perfect example of what local communities can achieve when they work together.
“Most of the rubbish was plastic and we saved all of that from re-entering our oceans.”
Julie, our Operations Manager, explained “It’s a beautiful area on the riverbank that is now cleaned up so that the local community can enjoy it. Well done to everyone involved.”
All in a day’s work Julie!