Aldi has become the most significant corporate funder of the Marine Conservation Society’s beach cleaning and litter survey project, Beachwatch, which aims to support more than 15,000 volunteers to participate in 1,200 local beach cleans over the next year.
Aldi colleagues are set to join the thousands of volunteers across the UK, aiming to remove more than 500,000 litter items.
Aldi’s support of the project will kick off in Brighton on 26th September, with further beach cleans taking place throughout 2024.
Liz Fox, Sustainability Director at Aldi UK, said Aldi was pleased to support the Marine Conservation Society to create positive change for the UK’s seas.
“We know that making significant changes takes time, but through our commitments, we are working towards bettering the environment for everyone,” said Fox.
Katherine Stephenson, Director of Fundraising at the Marine Conservation Society, added that the organisation was delighted to have the support of Aldi and couldn’t wait to get out on the beach with their team and members of the public.
“Our partnership with Aldi means we’re able to carry out beach cleans year-round and collect valuable data that makes a big difference in keeping our seas safe for people, wildlife and future generations,” said Stephenson.