Toys R Us and Babies R Us TRUpers took to the beach recently as they joined forces with hundreds of environmental enthusiasts in a massive beach clean-up drive.
Spearheaded by WESSA, an environmental education centre in the Bluff, ahead of World Ocean’s and Environmental Day, the eager team members made their way to Treasure Beach last Tuesday to help clean up the shoreline.
Hailed as the biggest beach clean-up of 2018, the Toys R Us and Babies R Us TRUpers remain committed to their pledge to do more for their communities and environment.
Popular Toys R Us mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe also joined the clean-up event in high spirits as he believes the time is now to make a difference and clean up our acts.
Toys R Us and Babies R Us South Africa, marketing manager, Nicole Annells,“We are pleased to join this clean-up operation as we are committed to continuous environmental improvement initiatives. Our staff is dedicated to assisting in such campaigns since it is very close to our hearts. By participating in this initiative, we know we have made a positive impact to our ocean.”
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The ‘Big Treasure Beach Clean-Up’ event ran between June 5 to 8 as part of the UN World Environment Day and World Ocean Day events.
WESSA, with its long history of 92 years of environmental protection, conservation and education, views this initiative as an integral part of its role as a leader in implementing both the sustainable development goals, and education for sustainable development within the greater south Durban area.
WESSA’s Natania Botha said, “Due to the major issues of Plastic Pollution both on and around these beaches, we feel it is our responsibility and requirement to mobilise community, government and corporate entities within the area to become active citizens and engage in environmental protection and improvement activities.”
She applauded wonderful efforts made by the Toys R Us and Babies R Us team saying the support was overwhelming.