Bayer Consumer Health UK is supporting international non-profit coastal clean-up organisation Big Blue Ocean Clean up in the efforts to turn the tide on plastic – removing the millions of tons of waste that ends up polluting our rivers, seas and oceans globally to help protect our planet and save marine wildlife.
As part of the partnership activity, the Bayer Consumer Health UK team took to the sandy beaches at West Wittering in Chichester, Sussex on Friday 20th May to run a dedicated clean up volunteering day. The team managed to collect a whopping 67 kilos of waste, the majority of which was microplastic. This became an opportunity for teams to connect as a motivational team building exercise, whilst engaging in a great cause.
Bayer’s globally set sustainability target is to make the packaging for all of our consumer products recyclable or reusable by 2030 and we are investing €100 million to make our products more sustainable. We have also made a strong commitment to research into solutions that will help address various areas of sustainability, especially when it comes to product packaging. This includes investigating into the use of alternative materials.
More news is soon to follow on how Bayer Consumer Health will be collaborating with Big Blue Ocean Clean Up to further drive forward its environmentally focused goals. To find out more about the non-profit organisation you can visit www.bigblueoceancleanup.org.