Mowi Cleanup Day – in Lemmer and around the world

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After the success of its first Global Cleanup Day held in May 2018, it was decided to make this an annual tradition at Mowi. On May 3, a Mowi Lemmer team set out to take care of the Dutch contribution to this global initiative for a cleaner environment.

A larger area – less litter

Last year, the Lemmer colleagues collected over 100kg of litter from the Lemmer beach only. This year, the 8-person Cleanup team set out to first clean the Mowi Lemmer premises and then split up into two groups: two people removed the litter from the banks of the Lemmer marina, while the others took care of cleaning the beach. All in all, they found less litter than during their beach cleaning activities of last year, which is a positive signal!


Cleaning up around the world

Teams from Mowi sites around the world participated in Global Cleanup Day. A few impressions:

In one hour, Mowi Boulogne removed 100kg of litter from the local beach

Big bags of litter – Mowi Canada-East

Cleanup Day in Poland on their national holiday: a real family effort with an impressive result: almost 1000kg of rubbish collected in Gdansk

Mowi Chile staff working hard to clean up a local beach

 Recently published: Mowi’s policy on plastic use and plastics waste management

Mowi depends on healthy oceans. Next to making our Global Cleanup Day a recurring event, Mowi recently also published a policy on plastic use and plastics waste management, in order to  reduce the use of plastic, to make sure that plastic waste is handled in a responsible manner and to ensure that our sites are kept clean.

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Managing plastic

Do you want to know more about some of Mowi’s initiatives to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic? You’ll find some interesting stories about reducing the weight of plastic trays and upcycling of used salmon farming nets on Mowi’s corporate website.

Mowi Group has operations around the world