A team of 30 people from Acorn collected and removed more than 1.3tonnes of waste from scenic Craigewan Beach at Peterhead this week, supporting East Grampian Coastal Partnership’s efforts to beautify the area.
We joined EGCP’s Turning the Plastic Tide Project, giving our energies to reducing man-made waste from domestic, leisure and industrial sources.
A wide range of waste, from discarded rubber gloves, plastic bottles, aluminium cans, toys, shoes and clothing; to sporting goods such as footballs and kites; and marine equipment including large ropes, buoys, rubber seals and hard hats was collected.
Head of Acorn CCS, Charlie Youngs, said: “Craigewan is a beautiful part of the north-east coastline at Peterhead, and we were proud to bring our team together to clear more than a tonne of waste from the sands and dunes as part of our commitment to the community.”
Acorn has received match funding from the UK and Scottish Governments and has benefited from two rounds of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding from the European Commission.