Sounding of the gong kicks off Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour
The North Sea Foundation kicks off the Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour. Interim managing director Arriën Kuyt sounds the gong accompanied by a delegation of Euronext listed main sponsor Boskalis (ticker symbol: BOKA).
The North Sea Foundation’s Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour starts on 1 August. Nearly 1000 volunteers have already registered to help remove all trash from the Dutch North Sea coast from 1-27 August.
The beaches are covered in litter; an average of 400 items are found on every 100 meters of beach. Apart from beach visitors, the shipping industry also impacts the state of the beaches. When the trash ends up in the sea, it poses a threat to marine life. On an annual basis, more than 1 million marine animals die due to the ‘plastic soup’.
The Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour is organised by the North Sea Foundation, the environmental organisation that focuses on sustainable use of the North Sea. Since the first edition in 2013, 26,668 kilos of waste have been removed from the Dutch beaches thanks to the help of 2,000 volunteers.
For more information: www.beachcleanuptour.nl