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Aldi is backing the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch programme with a £50,000 sponsorship.

The supermarket becomes the biggest corporate funder of the Marine Conservation Society’s beach cleaning and litter survey project, Beachwatch, which aims to support more than 15,000 volunteers to participate in 1,200 local beach cleans over the next year.

Aldi colleagues are set to join the thousands of volunteers across the UK with an overall target to remove more than 500,000 items of litter.

Aldi’s support of the project will kick off in Brighton on 26th September, with further beach cleans taking place throughout 2024.

Liz Fox, Sustainability Director at Aldi UK, said: “We are pleased to support the Marine Conservation Society to create positive change for the UK’s seas.

“We know that making significant changes takes time, but through our commitments we are working towards bettering the environment for everyone.”

Katherine Stephenson, Director of Fundraising at the Marine Conservation Society, added: “We’re delighted to have the support of Aldi and can’t wait to get out on the beach with their team and members of the public.

“Our partnership with Aldi means we’re able to carry out beach cleans year-round and collect valuable data that makes a big difference in keeping our seas safe for people, wildlife and future generations.”

To learn more about the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch programme and volunteer at your local beach clean, visit:  https://www.mcsuk.org/what-you-can-do/join-a-beach-clean/

Last year, Aldi UK partnered with Project UK, an initiative dedicated to fostering a sustainable future for UK fisheries, with a focus on protecting ecosystems, habitats and endangered species.

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