On 30th October, 14 employees from Grohe UK gathered in Runnymede, Surrey in a bid to remove plastic litter from the River Thames and the surrounding towpaths. The event was organised as part of Lixil Community Month, which takes place every October and is when more than 15,000 employees from Lixil's brands all over the world take part in activities that see them give back to their communities.
“2020 has been a tough year for us all but Lixil Community Month actively encourages us to continue to be accountable and volunteer our time within our local community to achieve something for the greater good and spread positivity,” said Ebru Bircan, head of activation at Grohe UK. “I am delighted with the efforts of our team who turned out in force to do their bit. The plastic crisis is an issue that's incredibly important to us as a company, and one that we are constantly working to improve through product innovation, our Less Plastic initiative which has already seen us save more than 23 million pieces of plastic packaging, and with additional activities such as this, which not only improve the local surroundings but prevent potential damage to wildlife and unnecessary plastic entering our rivers and oceans.”
Grohe managed to collect a total of 28 bags of waste, consisting of plastic bottles, cans, cups, and food wrappers, which were then carefully disposed of in appropriate waste and recycling bins.