Clacton Pier launched bid to keep plastic waste out of the sea

Clacton Pier said a new push is being made to recycle plastics at Clacton Pier.  The landmark attraction already has its glass, cardboard and paper collected but is now looking to include as much of its plastic waste as possible.

The pier has contacted contractors SCS to arrange for a mixed collection to be introduced ready for re-opening after lockdown.  Extra wheelie bins will be brought in to take the plastic waste.

Managing director Billy Ball said that staff will be encouraged to support the initiative in all areas in an effort to be more environmentally-conscious.  “There is a huge drive internationally to keep our oceans clean – and rightly so – and we want to be a part of that,” said Mr Ball.

“We as a business work right over the North Sea and we have our Seaquarium where we promote such issues and educate youngsters about saving the wildlife below us.

“We all enjoy and benefit from the natural world around us and we all need to play a role in preserving it for future generations.”

Mr Ball said the push on recycling plastics was an idea which came from staff and he was pleased to back it all the way.

“Our plastic recycling has been minimal up to now but that will change in a bid to get greener and cleaner,” he added.

“I would urge all businesses in Clacton and Tendring to look at what they can do. Some are already stepping up to the plate and Tendring Council has led the way by greatly increasing its own environmental credentials in recent years.

“We have kilometres of beautiful, recharged beaches thanks to the £30million plus sea defence scheme which was undertaken by the Council and real improvements are being made to benefit residents and visitors alike.”

 

Story by Clacton and Frinton Gazette 08/03/2021.

Sarah Daniells
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