Baykeeper was mighty impressed recently by the spirit of Melbourne-based Levi Strauss employees who volunteered to clean up St Kilda Beach. Despite wet and windy weather, forecast to get worse, they hit the beach with a smile and collected 6,328 items of litter.
Levi Strauss employees and executives worldwide are encouraged to support charitable organisations, culminating with a yearly Community Day in May, when employees take a day away from work to volunteer with local non-profit organizations.
The crew conducted an audit of the St Kilda beach litter back at Port Phillip EcoCentre. It was no surprise that cigarette butts were the most common item (48%) with cellophane pieces the second most common (18%). Other common items were lolly wrappers (8%), plastic straws (6%), and bottle tops (4%).