Keeping it green: Mannington organizes litter cleanup

Home Inside FCNews Keeping it green: Mannington organizes litter cleanup

Mannington’s “Green Team Recyclers” set out to clean up trash around the mill’s entrance and nearby rail line.

FCNews Volume 27/Number 12, October 22/29, 2012

SALEM, N.J.—Working in cooperation with Ocean Conservancy and New Jersey Clean Communities, Mannington Mills recently did its part to clean up the local environment as the “Green Team Recyclers,” a group of the mill’s associates that raises environmental awareness through events and education. The team spent a portion of their day on Oct. 5 cleaning up trash left behind by fishermen and motorists around Mannington’s entrance along Rte. 45 and the regional rail line by the Salem Bridge.

The cleanup was held in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy and N.J. Clean Communities annual “International Coastal Cleanup” events, which attract over half a million volunteers from more than 100 countries. It’s one of the biggest volunteer efforts in the world, and the largest that focuses on waterway and ocean health, noted Dave Kitts, Mannington’s vice president, environment.

“Mannington’s property adjoins a portion of Fenwick Creek and Pledger Creek,” he explained. “By keeping these ecological assets free of litter we can help maintain the cleanliness of tidal inland waterways, which has a direct impact on regional water and coastal quality. It’s important for us as good corporate citizens and community residents to take part in keeping our landscape clean. We picked up and disposed/recycled over 50 bags of debris— a startling amount in this day and age.”

Must Read

AHF Products wins four Platinum ADEX Awards

Mountville, Pa.—AHF Products, a leader in hardwood flooring, has been awarded a total of four Platinum 2020 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX). Platinum is the...

Creative Edge launches Safe Distance Flooring line

Fairfield, Iowa—Creative Edge, Creative Edge, a leader in the use of water jet technology to fabricate architectural surfaces including natural stone, ceramic and porcelain...

Creating a memorable brand experience

By Chris Wallace If you asked most people to tell you their favorite flooring brand, they'd struggle. In fact, they probably wouldn't have one at...

NWFA completes 44th home with Gary Sinise Foundation

St. Louis, Mo.—The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has provided flooring for its 44th home in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program...

Main Street a bright spot during COVID-19 lockdown

By Ken Ryan and Reginald Tucker While many residential shoppers hunkered down over the past few months, some local businesses took the opportunity to spruce...

Tile of Spain launches redesigned website

Miami, Fla.—Tile of Spain has launched a newly redesigned website, designed with a user-friendly experience in mind. The new site includes dynamic features, improved functionality and more...
X