Forty volunteers help clean up foreshore on Dagenham Ford estate
PUBLISHED: 10:18 20 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:07 21 May 2013
Ford staff and charity workers came together to clean-up the shoreline of the car giant’s estate.
The 40 volunteers, which included members of charity Thames 21, removed plastics, electrical goos and other non-biodegradable materials.
A total of six square yards of waste was cleared during the clean up on May 2.
Brian Hargis, the estate environmental specialist for Dagenham, said: “The operation shows that Ford as a company makes a big effort to look after its environment across all of its sites.
“We are delighted that Thames 21 assisted us on the day. It was an excellent example of Ford and its contractors working together to improve the local environment.
“Everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time in the process.”
Thames 21 works with more than 9,000 volunteers annually to keep the city’s 400-mile network of rivers and canals clean for people and wildlife.
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