RPC bpi protec supports Lytham Friends of the Estuary’s weekly clean-up
The Friends of the Estuary is a group of 39 local volunteers who came together in 2008, with the common aim of improving the condition and appearance of the Ribble Estuary, where it forms the Beach, at Lytham and Granny’s Bay, in Lancashire.
Meeting every Monday morning at the Lytham Lifeboat station car park, the group of volunteers pick litter to help ensure a clean, safe and welcoming environment for birds, marine life, animals, residents and visitors – all followed by a drink and a chat afterwards.
Mike Thackwray, sales director for films at RPC bpi protec and a local resident was keen to help and therefore offered the company’s Green Sack refuse bags as the ideal solution to contain the litter collected. The bags are made from 100% recycled material and designed to be strong and durable so proved ideal for the volunteers to use. Once filled they are then collected by the local council who sort and recycle the achieving a recycling rate of up to 78%.
‘I was extremely keen to support the great work done by the Friends of the Estuary and approached RPC bpi protec about providing the Green Sack refuse bags,’ said Mike. ‘Our business supports a wide variety of community projects and providing the refuse bags, which we manufacture in the UK from recycled plastic materials, seemed the ideal way for us to help.’
Commenting on the donation, Meg Green of the Friends of the Estuary, said: ‘To date we have collected over 6000 bags of refuse from the estuary. Having bags that are up to the job, and also are sustainable themselves, is perfect and we are very grateful for the donation and support from RPC bpi protec.’