Suzuki GB’s Marine & ATV Team visited Thorney Island in West Sussex on Tuesday 20 October in order to conduct a beach clean.
As part of its ‘Clean Ocean Project’ Suzuki Motor Corporation and its teams around the world have been conducting annual beach clean-up activities since 2011.
This particular effort resulted in the retrieval of lots of plastic and non-plastic waste that had been washed up on the beach, adjacent to the British Army Base on Thorney Island.
A Suzuki KingQuad 500XP ATV, which the team had been using locally for some training, was deployed to help recover some of the larger items such as tyres, heavy chains and felled poles.
Suzuki’s beach clean-up activities are just part of its commitment to looking after the marine environment. The market-leading manufacturer recently announced the launch of a micro-plastic collection device for its outboard motors, which is truly a world first and an extremely innovative concept.
Mark Beeley, Head of Marine and ATV for Suzuki GB said, “Our colleagues in Japan are committed to finding new and innovative ways of helping to look after the marine environment such as the new micro-plastics filter. On a local level we are committed to doing our bit too. It felt really good to not only see the team face to face, albeit socially distanced, but also to be out in the fresh air doing something for the good of the environment. I would encourage all of our colleagues and customers to do what they can, when they can as looking after the marine environment is of paramount importance.”