Let us clean the beaches


Norner takes action with annual Beach Clean Day on May 3, 2018.

As the marine litter problem is growing, we all need to take possible actions to improve the situation. This is why Norner organise a beach cleaning day.  

Our ambition is to address this global challenge by acting local and continue the tradition of taking part in the national “beach clean-up” initiative in Norway.

Last year we chose the Rakkestad beach in our home municipality Bamble and more that 30 enthusiastic Norner experts took part in the event.  

We had also invited several students from the University College of Southeast Norway and  visitors from our customer International Paint joining us on the beach this evening.  This is an excellent way to combine something useful and environmental friendly with a social get-together with nice colleagues and friends.

What we in practice did was to

  • Pick litter at the 200m beach
  • Sort the litter in relevant fractions
  • Report the findings to the Norwegian “Hold Norge Rent”
  • Dispose the litter in designated waste bins

We collected 10kg of litter this year, which included metal boxes, glass bottles, rope and twines, foamed plastics, various hard plastics, plastic bottles, plastic film and textiles. The plastic fraction was 70% of the total weight.  

This year will be the third time we join the Beach Cleanup Day and we are looking very much forward to it.  We challenge other plastics companies to act local for the global littering problem.

Let us work together to reduce the litter problem.

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