6th January 2021
SUEZ donates £1,250 to the Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition
The donation is part of SUEZ’s “Giving Something Back at Christmas” initiative.
SUEZ staff across the county were invited to nominate charities who work in their local communities to support those in need and help preserve the environment.
The Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition (CPPC) was nominated to receive a donation to support the work they do to tackle plastic waste and litter issues across the county. The donation will help direct environmental action in several crucial ways. It will support volunteers from the 56 CPPC member groups to deliver free plastic pollution workshops (both live and online), beach-cleans & litter-picks, and citizen science research in partnership with schools, colleges and community organisations across Cornwall. Not only will this result in raised awareness of coastal and inland pollution, it will also help volunteers encourage more residents to take part in positive actions, such as recycling more and reducing single-use plastic usage in their daily lives.
Delia Webb, Joint Coordinator for CPPC, said: “The Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition is massively grateful for this donation from SUEZ – particularly as it will go to support the dedicated army of volunteers who are out and about across Cornwall on a daily basis doing incredible work to keep the Duchy cleaner and safer for all. They work tirelessly with schools, community groups, businesses, and individuals to spread the message on the harmful effects of plastic pollution, and to come up with real and practical ways of making a difference.’
The newly introduced annual Christmas fund to support local good causes makes up part of SUEZ’s wider corporate giving. This includes its partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support which recently saw SUEZ pass a significant milestone, with donations to Macmillan over the last five years reaching £300,000.
James Pike, SUEZ’s Regional Director for the South West, said: “Here in the South West we have a stunning coastline, so it’s wonderful to be able to support the volunteers of this great organisation in the positive environmental work they do to protect it.”