Council Welcomes New Connection
Published: 21 September 2021
A new ‘green’ initiative launched by town-based plastics company Keter has been welcomed by Banbury Town Council.
The initiative, Community Connection, is part of a sustainability drive by Keter that protects the environment and helps fight climate change.
On Friday (September 17) Keter employees completed a massive litter-pick in Spiceball Park.
Wearing hi-vis jackets 35 pickers removed 5,000 litres of litter – and separated and recycled the plastic waste.
The volunteers were joined by Cllr John Colegrave, chairman of the council’s General Services Committee, who officially launched the event.
Kerry Murfin, Keter’s Marketing Director Europe, said: “Sustainability is at the heart of our business, and it’s really important that we connect with the local community and play a part in protecting the environment.
“We’re proud of the team for getting involved in the clean-up in Banbury’s parks, and we’d like to thank the town council – who own the parks – for helping us launch the event.
“Together, we can create a more sustainable community and we look forward to hosting more events like this in the future.”
Cllr Colegrave said: “Keter clearly cares about the environment and is taking positive action to help fight climate change. This council welcomes Keter’s community connection initiative and is looking forward to working with the company again in the future.”
He added: “In January 2020 this council agreed to tackle climate change in its own working practices and by teaming up with local groups and organisations. This link with Keter is exactly what was envisaged.”
Based in Beaumont Road, Keter is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home and garden products.
The community connection initiative coincided with World Clean-Up Day 2021.