Bakcell joins International Coastal Cleanup Day
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.26
Bakcell, the first mobile operator and the leading mobile Internet provider of Azerbaijan, has joined the Coastal Cleanup Day environmental action on September 20 held by Coca-Cola, the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.
The International Coastal Cleanup is a global environmental movement, organized by the Ocean Conservancy. The organization stresses the idea that whatever falls from human hands can be removed by human hands. Held globally on September 20 every year, the International Coastal Cleanup is the world's largest volunteer effort that inspires action to remove trash and debris from beaches, lakes and waterways. This action had been supported globally by the Coca-Cola company for 19 years.
About 400 volunteers representing both of companies, as well as several youth organizations and universities have joined the action on September 20 at Buzovna Beach in Baku and more than 2 tons of debris and trash have been collected from 2 km coastline. Coca-Cola and Bakcell associates will record every item collected and will send it to Ocean Conservancy, which will then use the data to produce country based world report on the marine debris problem.
Along with Bakcell, EcoSfera non-governmental organization, information and entertainment portal Friday.az and AUKAA organizations joined the action for the first time. The National Olympic Committee, ADA University, Təmiz Şəhər Company, YouthInc, program for young entrepreneurs, and ALLmag youth magazine are the regular partners of the campaign.
The campaign was under "Pick it up, Clean it up, See change" slogan. All participants were provided with transport, t-shirts, beverages, food and necessary equipment.
Over the past 4 years in Azerbaijan 26 ha coastline of the Caspian Sea was cleaned from about 6 tons of waste. Globally around 650,000 people joined the Coca-Cola company to clean 20 000 km of coastline.
Being a socially responsible company, Bakcell is pleased to contribute driving environmental awareness and action for well-being of our environment and planet.
Bakcell, the first mobile operator and the leading mobile Internet provider of Azerbaijan, offers a variety of products for modern mobile communications customers. Bakcell provides class leading 3G mobile internet experience in the country under the Sür@ brand name.
As one of the largest national non-oil investors, Bakcell today continues making large investments in the economy of Azerbaijan through its investments in state-of-the-art telecommunication technology and its people who service our customers.
Bakcell's network covers more than 99 percent of the population and 93 percent of the land area of the country (excluding occupied territories). Bakcell is a leader in innovation and it focuses on bringing the best of the mobile internet to Azerbaijanis through new partnerships and its Sür@ services. With around 2000 3G base stations Bakcell 3G service is available in all regions and covers 85 percent of population and 70 percent of the territory of the country (excluding occupied territories).
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