World Environment Day 2018



In the build up to World Environment Day (5th June), ACM decided to hold an event in order to make a real difference to our local environment.

With ACM’s head office based close to the River Lea, many of our staff had witnessed large amounts of litter and fly tipped waste scattered across the towpaths and embankments leading off from the waterways, as well as on the lush public parks and greenery around the Waltham Abbey area.

More and more news stories have been popping up in the public eye concerning plastic pollution and other non-biodegradeable wastes clogging our waterways and natural habitats. We could therefore not ignore that large volumes of these wastes had built up within a mile of our Head Office.

As a result, ACM organised a clean-up event, open to all members of the public to come and make a real difference in our local community. The Lee Valley Gunpowder Park and Sewardstone Marsh fully supported our efforts. After all, it is they that battle with this problem every day of the week with finite resources.

Chief Executive Andy Jacobs says “Being an environmentally focused waste management company, initiating this type of event reflects the key reason that led us to set up our business over 25 years ago. Even today, we are still passionate about the environment and we were so glad to see the eagerness in which members of the local community gave up their personal time to join us”.

With the event being a great success, we hope to plan clean-up days more regularly and we aim to engage with other local businesses and their staff. We would also like to mobilise our large corporate clients and businesses across the UK to get involved in their regions. If the millions of people work that go to work every day can play a part, then who knows what could be achieved on a national scale.

Up until now, this kind of work has been left to small groups of dedicated local people in certain parts of the country, but they need our help. We would like to encourage all businesses to help their sterling efforts”.

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