Corporate Hands| International Coastal Clean-Up Day a success

October 12, 2015
Contributed Photo Two members of the Aqua Essential team remove debris from the beach during the International Coastal Clean Up event at Fort Rocky recently.
Contributed Photo The Aqua Essential Water team was out and ready to do their part in the clean up efforts of the International Coastal Clean Up event at Fort Rocky.
Contributed Photo Christine Scott-Brown, executive director, National Baking Company Foundation, assists a child from Epsom Basic School in Portmore, St Catherine with wooden toy blocks donated to his classroom as part of the Foundation's Crayons Count initiative. The Foundation is currently travelling across the island distributing kits containing books and various learning tools to 2,500 basic schools across the island.
Contributed From left are Glendon Gordon, vice president of Guardian Life Limited, Maxine Henry-Wilson, commissioner for Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission, Simone Henry, member of production club; Claudette Jackson-Rickards, president of Production Club and Marseline Thompson, head of the Home Economics Department, are photographed at the Guardian Life Group Production Club Project handing over ceremony of the Refurbishing of the Home Economics room at Camperdown High School in Kingston, recently.

International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICC) 2015, has been lauded a tremendous success by beverage manufacturer Pepsi-Cola Jamaica.

The annual event which is spearheaded by the Jamaica Environment Trust and the Tourism Enhancement Fund, was held on September 19 at more than 120 beaches across the island.

"It is important for Pepsi-Cola Jamaica to support initiatives which involve protecting and beautifying the local coastline. The presence of pollutants and debris diminishes the beauty of the coasts and beaches and threaten local wildlife in the region," said Elizabeth Swaby, brand manager at Pepsi-Cola Jamaica. "Plastic products are one the largest pollutants along these coastlines and as one of the leading utilisers of plastic bottles, we feel a responsibility to assist with the effort at the annual event."

The beverage manufacturer led a team of executives, staff members and volunteers at the registered Kingston site at Fort Rocky, Port Royal. "The turnout of volunteers was very encouraging and the support we can agree was well received," concluded Swaby.

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