Following on from the recent launch of their extreme kayak delivery, Deliveroo plans to host a canal cleanup on Saturday, August 4th from 10am*.
Deliveroo is inviting volunteers and passersby to give up a few minutes of their Saturday to clean the areas around the much loved Grand Canal. Keep an eye out for Deliveroo representatives giving out equipment and rewards along Charlemont Mall.
Though many enjoyed the great weather, our outdoor amenities have suffered. In a bid to encourage everyone to keep the canal clean, Deliveroo will give out buckets, gloves and litter pickers to participants. Those who return buckets filled with rubbish will be rewarded for their efforts with Deliveroo Credit to enjoy some great food.
The canal areas along Portobello were extremely busy over the last couple of weeks due to people eating and drinking al fresco, all the while enjoying the sunny weather. Today's announcement is the latest step in Deliveroo's commitment to ensure that great food can be enjoyed in a sustainable manner. It follows measures announced earlier this year designed to reduce the amount of plastic packaging used when delivering takeaway meals, including immediate steps to curb plastic cutlery use.
Deliveroo Spokesperson Bobby Burns said "It's rare that we get this much sunshine in Ireland. These moments are special and deserve amazing food and drink to go with them but it's equally important to safeguard the local environment and play our part in ensuring we keep the Grand Canal clean."
Members of the Friends of the Grand Canal group will also be out in force along the canal. The group meets once a month to clean up along the canal towpaths, beginning at Leeson Street Bridge. The local volunteer clean-up group welcome any canal side initiatives that draw attention to the issue of littering in the area.
*Weather permitting. Check out Deliveroo social channels for updates.