- On September 23, 2016
Lincoln, RI (September 23, 2016): Tanury Industries is a proud sponsor of Save the Bay’s 2016 International Coastal Cleanup. With over 700,000 volunteers worldwide, the International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest volunteer effort for cleaning oceans and waterways. This global event is organized by the Washington, D.C.-based Ocean Conservancy and locally by Save The Bay, a Rhode Island-based not-for-profit that aims to keep the Narraganset Bay clean and advocates for global waters that are healthy and accessible.
This year, 28 employees from Tanury Industries joined more than 2,000 volunteers at 80 sites throughout Rhode Island. “It was a fun experience to work with my colleagues to make a positive impact on the environment and the state of Rhode Island, with Tanury fully supporting us,” said Paula Frias, Director of Marketing at Tanury Industries. All trash that is collected through this effort will be calculated and published in an annual global report on marine debris by the Ocean Conservancy. This report will by leveraged by policymakers to raise awareness about the health of global oceans.
Tanury Industries, a leader in the electroplating industry since 1946, has committed itself to developing and implementing processes and systems that exceed compliance standards and reduce environmental impact. This effort was recognized by the Narraganset Bay Commission with consecutive awards for Environmental Excellence. “At Tanury, we are proud of the high standard of environmental responsibility we have set for ourselves. We are excited to be working towards environmental sustainability outside of our work through this partnership with Save the Bay,” said Michael Akkaoui, President and CEO at Tanury Industries.
To learn more about Save the Bay and the International Coastal Cleanup, please contact July Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.