Saturday, May 28, 2022

Keep PA Beautiful: Braskem Team Members Clean Up Market Memorial Park, Marcus Hook Creek, Delaware County

On May 24, twenty-four employees from
Braskem joined forces with the Borough of Marcus Hook in Delaware County to fill a 30-yard dumpster full of trash from areas around Market Memorial Park, the nearby Community Center, surrounding streets and sidewalks and behind the Orlandini Tile Supplies store. 

In addition, the team of volunteers worked directly in, and along the banks of the Marcus Hook Creek and the nearby wooded area to collect trash that had accumulated among rocks and fallen branches.   

Marcus Hook Borough workers worked to remove larger items from the creek banks, which included large treated lumber from docks and telephone poles, large wire cables and plastic sheeting to prevent it from washing back into the channel. 

“Braskem is honored to host this event to clean up Market Memorial Park and Marcus Hook Creek, in turn helping prevent waste from reaching the Delaware River,” said Geoff Inch, North America Sustainability Director, Braskem.  “Braskem’s sustainability goals are centered around both people and the planet. It is important to us to contribute to communities where we operate to make a positive impact and progress local development. 

“These opportunities to make our community cleaner so it can be better enjoyed by its members coupled with strengthening relationships with organizations that can help us amplify this sort of impact are critically important to Braskem,” Inch added.

The cleanup, held in conjunction with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Pick Up Pennsylvania Program, prevented trash from being washed into the nearby waterways where it affects water quality and the health and safety of people, animals, and aquatic life.

“We are happy to partner with Braskem to provide support for this important community cleanup and grateful for the municipality and local volunteers who gave up personal time to get wet and dirty to help remove litter and debris from our land and waters,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “We are always truly amazed at what can be accomplished when the community works together.”

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is a statewide nonprofit whose mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to keep their communities clean and beautiful. 

Pick Up Pennsylvania is their premier community improvement program, involving tens of thousands of volunteers each year to pick up litter, plant trees, and other greenery, and paint community structures, among other things. 

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Click Here to become a member.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.

Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s Electronics Waste website.

Keep PA Beautiful helps mobilize over 100,000 volunteers a year to pick up litter, clean up illegal dumping and beautify Pennsylvania.

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-- Centre County Commissioners Recognize Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority's 50th Anniversary 

[Posted: May 28, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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