On Friday, employees from the multinational consulting firm Deloitte teamed up with the non-profit The Plastic Ocean Project for a full-day private cleanup. The result was some delicate loving care for Carolina Beach State Park.
The cleaning was a huge success with more than 800 pounds of rubbish being collected in the first 3 hours alone.
However, the occasion evolved into quite an archaeological investigation when it was revealed that the park's water lily pond had been utilized as a glass and rubbish disposal site before WWII.
Deloitte employees claimed that after locating the site, they learned that the dumping facility had been closed since the 1930s.
This timing prevented any plastic from being found at that particular location but rather produced some fascinating glass discoveries.
Among the objects discovered were glass Listerine bottles, vintage Coca-Cola bottles, liquor bottles from the Prohibition era, an oil container, and a glass jar of Jergen's lotion.
According to a few of the volunteers, some of this rubbish is a treasure to them, and they intend to retain a few of the unusual items.
Senior Manager at Deloitte Hogan Hagy claimed he was having fun while benefiting the environment.
Employees of Deloitte asserted that after finding the location, they discovered the dumping site had been abandoned since the 1930s.
This timing prevented the discovery of any plastic at that specific place, but instead led to some intriguing glass findings.
Some items were found in Glass Listerine bottles, vintage Coca-Cola bottles, Prohibition-era spirits bottles, an oil container, and a glass jar of Jergen's moisturizer.
Some of the volunteers claim that some of this junk is a treasure to them, and they plan to keep a handful of the unique artifacts.
Hogan Hagy, a senior manager at Deloitte, claimed he was having fun and helping the environment at the same time.
Heather White, a senior consultant at Deloitte, expressed her joy at being allowed to take part in the cleanup.
It's been fantastic, and I'm pleased to be here and assist. I didn't know what to expect when I came, though. I wasn't sure if I would be able to enter the trees because of the small aided walker I had here, but I did! Additionally, everyone here has been incredibly helpful.
The initiative is a part of Deloitte's "Global Impact Day," during which member companies from all around the world stage a range of events to honor the corporate giant's dedication to communities.
Employees are granted one day off for volunteer activity.
The cleaning helped the environment by removing litter, and as part of the Plastic Ocean Project's Trees4Trash program, one tree is planted for every 25 pounds of garbage that volunteers gather.
Over 470 trees were acquired by the Plastic Ocean Project's volunteers last year by collecting 6 tonnes of rubbish.
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