Tyres, plastic bags and odd jandals were among the two truckloads of rubbish collected during a two hour clean up at Edgecumbe’s Thornton beach.
“We chose Thornton Beach because of its connection to the site. The beach sits at the mouth of our river, the Rangitaiki, so our people feel a connection to the area,” says Petra.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful ‘Clean Up Week’ is New Zealand’s largest annual clean up event. Each year hundreds of organisations, businesses, and communities, including many of Fonterra’s sites, take the opportunity to get together and clean up their local areas.