Norner joins The Alliance to End Plastic Waste in a global cleanup
Norner joins the Alliance to End Plastic Waste in #AllTogetherCleanup to rid the world of litter, beginning September 19.
Norner AS is partnering with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance) to extend its efforts to lessen the impact of litter on the environment. In celebration of World Cleanup Day 2020, Norner will participate in the ALL_TOGETHER GLOBAL CLEANUP, a global initiative to remove litter, one piece at a time from the environment. The pickup efforts and results will be monitored in the world’s largest open accessible litter-database by using mobile phones and the inspiring Litterati app. By using this app we want to make it Covid-19 safe to remove litter.
How to join Norner and participate in the 2020 ALL_TOGETHER GLOBAL CLEANUP
The Norner campaign starts September 19th and ends October 18th.
For the 5th year in a row Norner is arranging our Beach Cleaning Campaign. We have earlier managed to remove about half a ton of litter during an evening’s effort in the spring with our employees, local customers and business partners. This autumn we want to achieve more and at the same time do it safe where we take necessary Covid-19 measures.
“We encourage Norner employees, our customers, partners, friends and families to participate as individuals and in small groups to the clean-up campaign and help spread the word about ALL_TOGETHER GLOBAL CLEANUP. Our actions, bolstered by measurement over the two-week period, will help create positive change in the effort to rid the planet of litter and provide insight so that solutions can be developed. Litter in the environment is a national and international challenge that needs both local and international solutions. We look forward to making a significant impact after office hours, while during working hours we develop new insights and improved solutions together with our national and international customers. Norner's clean-up campaign will run until this year's Norwegian telethon raising funds to tackle plastic pollution at the source by establishing and improving waste management systems in Asia", says Kjetil Larsen, CEO Norner.
“We work annually in more than 30 countries all over the world with innovation projects for our customers to realize the UN Sustainability Development Goals and develop the circular economy. During the last years our projects have contributed in more than 60 countries. As a leading, global competence partner, we are honored to work with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and join the #AllTogetherCleanup to show how we as individuals can have a major impact when we work towards the same goal. This autumn we want to make it Covid-19 safe to remove litter. At the same time, we measure the results of the efforts in a national and international context by the user-friendly Litterati app. Individuals or small groups of colleagues, friends and family can use Litterati when they are outdoors and immediately register the items they pick up by just taking a picture with their mobile phone. Then you will be able to see the results on the world map in an openly accessible database where artificial intelligence is used to interpret the images that are uploaded and identify the litter you have cleared. We all have a role to play in protecting our environment, and we look forward to seeing what we globally can achieve together in a few weeks' efforts.”, says Thor Kamfjord, Director Sustainable Development at Norner.