Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Unilever and Coles help kids clean up

Unilever Australia has joined forces with Clean Up Australia, Cool.org and Coles to supply free Clean Up Kits and online educational resources to schools across the nation.

Unilever is donating $150,000 to Clean Up Australia which is being used to update five lesson plans on Cool.org – an online platform which supports Australian teachers bring the real-world into the classroom through curriculum-aligned resources.

The updated lesson plans cover key topics including how litter affects nature; what a circular economy is; the Australasian Recycling Label; and how to dispose of waste correctly. The donation will also be used to supply up to 1,000 free Clean Up Kits to schools across the country.

“We’re taking actions across our business to reduce our environmental impact – from redesigning our packaging to use less plastic and using renewable energy to reduce our emissions. But we can’t do it alone,” Unilever Australia and New Zealand, Head of Country, Nick Bangs said.

“Educating our future generation about protecting and conserving the environment will be essential to galvanising a more sustainable future for us all. We’re really proud to be working with Coles, Clean Up Australia and Cool.org on this.”

Unilever’s donation is made possible thanks to Coles shoppers. Between the 1st and 28th of May 2024, whenever shoppers buy one of Unilever’s participating products at Coles supermarkets or online, 10 cents from each purchase will go towards the total $150,000 donation.

This is the fifth consecutive year the initiative has run and with the help of Australians, Unilever has donated over $400,000 to Clean Up Australia which has helped supply more than 6,000 free Clean Up Kits.

To mark World Environment Day on 5 June, Unilever and Coles are encouraging teachers to register for a free Kit and organise a Clean Up to go into the running to win one of three $1,000 Coles gift vouchers. Teachers can register for a Clean Up Kit here.

Coles General Manager of Sustainability Brooke Donnelly concluded, “By joining forces with Unilever on this important campaign, we’re providing a simple way for our customers to get involved in raising much-needed funds for Clean Up Australia and help to create a more sustainable future.”

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