Garnier Australia and Surfrider Foundation Australia, together with the Navy and local foreshore committees from the Mornington Peninsula region in Victoria, joined forces to clean the local coastline with a series of costal care and clean-up activities on Friday 7th September 2012.
Garnier team from Victoria worked together to contribute to the clean-up of over 7,500kg of marine debris and litter totalling 2,177 items. Plus costal care groups removed 2,300 weeds and planted 950 new trees and shrubs. We all met in at the Flinders Golf Club volunteering the day to 8 foreshore projects.
"This is an excellent model for other companies to follow and we invite them to follow their lead", announced Dr Rex Campbell, Chairman of Surfrider Foundation Australia.
"We’re especially excited as the day’s activities lead to us making the milestone of 50,000 pieces of marine debris collected by Surfrider over the last 3 years since partnering with Garnier through our Love Your Beach association",
said Dr Campbell.
We were joined by the Mayor of Mornington Peninsula Frank Martin, Johan Berg, Managing Director of
L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand, and Rangers from Parks Victoria and local Coastcare foreshore committees.
Surfrider exists to protect waves and beaches. For 20 years Surfrider has been active in removing
marine debris which is a major threat to marine life.