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Burgess partners with BOAT International on global clean up initiative

26 March 2024 • Written by Katia Damborsky

Between 6 - 12 May, leading brokerage firm Burgess is partnering with BOAT International on an eco-focused initiative that invites the yachting industry to get hands-on in the fight against water pollution.

The Global Clean Up will encourage anyone in superyachting – individuals, yacht crews, teams, companies  – to pledge to clear at least one bag of litter (per person) from their local area. From beaches and oceanfronts to waterways and rivers, the campaign hopes to encourage people to do something positive for ocean health in their local communities and promote a regular pattern of clean ups.

326 bags of litter were collected globally last year

This is the second time that Burgess has spearheaded the movement. Last year saw more than 300 participants in over 40 locations clear 326 bags of litter and the event forms part of Burgess' ESG campaign which, so far, has raised at least £125K in the name of ocean conservation.  

Andrew Pearson, partner at Burgess said: “Ocean plastic pollution is on track to triple by 2060 and it’s not just beaches we need to clean. This is our chance to bring teams, family and friends together ahead of the summer season and realise the impact we can all have collectively.” 

Participants need to sign up to be involved. Visit the link below to register your interest. 

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