Back-breaking 1,000kg of rubbish removed by Lush volunteers from Poole shoreline

Bournemouth Echo: Lush staff help out Lush staff help out

A BACK-breaking 1,000kg of rubbish, which filled two refuse trucks, was collected by 100 volunteers from cosmetic com-pany Lush who helped turn the tide on litter at Holes Bay, Poole.

Following winter storms and strong winds, a significant quantity of rubbish had accumulated along the shore and cycle path.

It was sorted into recycling and waste before being taken away by a Borough of Poole truck.

Items picked up included polystyrene, crisp packets, cans, bottles and small pieces of plastic, which are harmful to the many over-wintering waders feeding on the mudflats.

Cllr Xena Dion, cabinet portfolio holder, said: “It’s commendable organisations such as LUSH, that are so important to our local economy, encourage and support staff to make a difference in their community and environment.

“We are always happy to support groups of people who want to organise similar activities.”

The company’s Green Team has carried out many activities in the town and co-ordinator Beccy Wakeford said: “We’re very proud of our staff for getting involved and being so eager to help a beautiful area in need of some TLC.”

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6:37pm Mon 7 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Another plug for the slave drivers.
Another plug for the slave drivers. pete woodley
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6:56pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Lewcee says...

Whilst I agree with you, Pete Woodley, now we're retired, it is worth noting that my wife and me get a joint old age pension of less than ONE of us working a 40 hour week for the minimum wage at somewhere like Lush. We could double our income (less taxes, etc.), if we both went to work at Lush for that minimum wage. Makes you think, no?
Whilst I agree with you, Pete Woodley, now we're retired, it is worth noting that my wife and me get a joint old age pension of less than ONE of us working a 40 hour week for the minimum wage at somewhere like Lush. We could double our income (less taxes, etc.), if we both went to work at Lush for that minimum wage. Makes you think, no? Lewcee
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8:04pm Mon 7 Apr 14

calamity carney says...

pete woodley wrote:
Another plug for the slave drivers.
What do you mean?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Another plug for the slave drivers.[/p][/quote]What do you mean? calamity carney
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8:30pm Mon 7 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Lewcee wrote:
Whilst I agree with you, Pete Woodley, now we're retired, it is worth noting that my wife and me get a joint old age pension of less than ONE of us working a 40 hour week for the minimum wage at somewhere like Lush. We could double our income (less taxes, etc.), if we both went to work at Lush for that minimum wage. Makes you think, no?
Sorry, NO,ask around and listen to what people say about the way they treat workers who are too scared of losing their jobs to say anything,and lush admit paying low wages.
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: Whilst I agree with you, Pete Woodley, now we're retired, it is worth noting that my wife and me get a joint old age pension of less than ONE of us working a 40 hour week for the minimum wage at somewhere like Lush. We could double our income (less taxes, etc.), if we both went to work at Lush for that minimum wage. Makes you think, no?[/p][/quote]Sorry, NO,ask around and listen to what people say about the way they treat workers who are too scared of losing their jobs to say anything,and lush admit paying low wages. pete woodley
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