In September, Parkdean Resorts took part in the Great British Beach Clean, a week-long event run by the Marine Conservation Society to aid conservation work and help keep our seas clean. Held between Friday 17th – Sunday 26th September, volunteers throughout the UK came together to pick up litter found along the coast, as well as in parks and on the streets, and the amount collected by the Parkdean teams has now been revealed.
Across the UK, Parkdean carried out an impressive 22 beach cleans with the help of 330 generous volunteers, with 17 held in England, 3 in Scotland and 2 in Wales. An astounding 124.5 bags of litter were collected, made up of 5,748 pieces of litter and weighing in at a total of 230.1kg, or more than 500 lbs. This data will help further the Marine Conservation Society’s conservation work, and will also be included in the International Coastal Clean-up.
Parkdean Resorts is the UK’s largest holiday park operator, and its 66 unique parks across the UK are home to over 3,500 acres of land including forests, peatbogs, rivers, beaches and headlands in some of the UK’s finest beauty spots. Parkdean is committed to caring for its people, parks and planet to create a positive environmental impact on nature and resources, and to acting responsibly for the long-term sustainability of its business.
Jane Bates, Head of Sustainability and Procurement, Parkdean Resorts, said: “We’re committed to protecting our environment at Parkdean Resorts, and the beach cleans that have taken place at our parks are a vital element of this. We must do all that we can to protect our water and beaches, and I would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who generously gave up their time to contribute to this. We’re continuing to take important steps towards positive change and to looking after our planet, and we’re delighted that the beach cleans will also generate useful data for future conservation work.”