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CVS Caremark in Partnership with Ocean Conservancy Cleans Up Nearly 25,000 Pounds of Trash from Shorelines across the Country
Date:7/16/2013

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark today announced its colleagues collected nearly 25,000 pounds of trash from shorelines across the country in partnership with Ocean Conservancy, a leading organization that educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. The CVS Caremark Shoreline Cleanup, a national environmental employee engagement campaign, provided CVS Caremark colleagues with the opportunity to make a difference in their local communities. The program also raises awareness of the connection between clean waterways and our own health. The ocean sustains us with the basic elements of life—it produces half of the oxygen in the air we breathe, helping to provide the water we drink, and many of the foods we eat.

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The CVS Caremark Shoreline Cleanup, part of the company's commitment to local communities, hosted five volunteer events nationwide in 2013:

  • Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida
  • Elm Fork Trinity River in Dallas, Texas
  • Montrose Beach in Chicago, Illinois
  • Emerald Hills in San Diego, California
  • Colt State Park in Bristol, Rhode Island


These combined cleanup efforts have resulted in CVS Caremark colleagues collecting more than 34,000 trash items totaling nearly 25,000 pounds, which equates to 11 tons.  A few of the unique pieces of trash collected include sofas, tractor tires, car parts, sinks, shopping carts, matt
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