IoD and PlasticBusters team up for event

IoD Isle of Man is delighted to join forces with award winning PlasticBusters, for its first event in 2022, engaging and educating the public to preserve our beautiful Isle of Man UNESCO Biosphere, writes Ieda Yell, IoD board member.

IoD (Institute of Directors) Isle of Man is delighted to join forces with award-winning PlasticBusters, for its first event in 2022, engaging and educating the public to preserve our beautiful UNESCO Biosphere, writes Ieda Yell, IoD board member.

Plastic pollution has become a global issue. According the UN, 60% of the plastic produced in the world since early 1950s has ended up either in landfills or in the natural environment, threatening human health, coastal tourism, and contributing to climate change.

By providing environmental stewardship, we can contribute to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals, protect our natural habitats and provide our members with an enjoyable, educational and connecting opportunity.  

The event will take place on Sunday, January 30th at 10:30 am and the meeting point is at Harcroft Meadow (parallel to Spring Valley Road), Braddan.

From there the group will be heading to clean up the green spaces around that area.

All materials (buckets, litter pickers, bin bags, high viz vests, etc.) will be provided free of charge by PlasticBusters. Please dress comfortably, warm and rain proof, and don’t forget to bring a pair of gloves.

To book your place at the event, free, click here.

To ensure you enjoy a safe clean-up, please see some tips from PlasticBusters here.

If it's your first time with PlasticBusters, please visit its website to read about its activities.

You can follow the activities of the IoD Isle of Man on its website and LinkedIn.

The IoD Isle of Man branch is sponsored by Ravenscroft.

PlasticBusters won the UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Award for Environment In 2021 and founder Jaime Amoedo won the third sector award in the IoD Isle of Man Director of the Year Awards.

GET INVOLVED

If you love the Isle of Man and want to help keep it special, there are a variety of ways to get involved in UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man projects. Here are a few suggestions.

Please help us spread the word about Biosphere Isle of Man!