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OR construction team promotes beach clean-up in Salvador/BA
Last Saturday, October 2nd, approximately 50 OR team members took part in an action, promoted to encourage the clean-up of Armação Beach, in Salvador/BA, a place impacted by the incorrect disposal of waste.
The action was led by the SSTMA team from the construction site of Monvert and had the participation of members from the worksite and OR offices in Bahia, as well as the support of 4 other OR partner companies: EUCAFI (Tratamento de Resíduos Sólidos (Solid Waste Treatment), Amaral (Coleta de Lixo (Garbage Collection), CSP (Comércio de Sacos de Papel (Paper Bag Trade) and Picolé da Lapa, which together collected about 150 kg of waste along a 1 km stretch of beach.
According to Wendy Wicks, a member of OR responsible for the action, in addition to encouraging the protection of marine life, which is greatly impacted by the incorrect disposal of waste on the beach, the action also serves a major role in promoting the health and well-being of society: “By inviting members, partners and customers to a voluntary action like this, we are not only doing our part in protecting the environment, but also promoting awareness and environmental education regarding the importance of taking care of the public space”, says Wendy.
The idea was inspired by the World Beach Clean-up Day, celebrated on September 16 and supported by the UN (United Nations), through the United Nations Environment Program, and is part of OR’s commitment to promote social and environmental well-being and sustainable development in the cities where it operates.
Take a look at how the action went: