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Corporate Hands: GraceKennedy cleans Buccaneer Beach

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Team GraceKennedy displays the garbage collected at Buccaneer Beach on International Coastal Clean-up Day. The team collected more than 700 pounds of waste.

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Buccaneer Beach, off the Palisadoes Road, received a well-needed clean-up from GraceKennedy Limited as the group's contribution to International Coastal Clean-up Day on September 19.

For the second year in a row, the GraceKennedy Foundation has coordinated the GraceKennedy Group's participation in the coastal clean-up. As part of its mandate, the foundation raises awareness of environmental issues affecting Jamaica. The foundation also coordinates recycling initiatives across the GraceKennedy Group.

The team comprised more than 60 GraceKennedy employees and their children.

More than 20,000 plastic bottles were collected, along with discarded shoes, tyres, medication, and other household waste.