PetTest by Pharma Supply, Inc., the growing brand synonymous with accurate and affordable home diabetes testing for dogs and cats, made efforts to keep their local ecosystem clean and plastic-free. Today in Wellington, FL, eight of the company's employees donned their mudding shoes and nitrile gloves to take aim at a local lake plagued with plastic waste and litter.
Over the course of two hours, the PetTest Team pored over the lake shore with a fine-toothed comb, ultimately netting well over 100 pounds of plastic and garbage. In Coastal Florida, many lakes feed into the canal system, eventually meeting the ocean, so keeping plastic out of fish and bird's reach is important to the environment at large.
"It was so satisfying to tidy up an otherwise beautiful body of water teeming with local wildlife that we all drive by each day on the way into the office," said Dan Tafur, a Sales Representative for PetTest who took part in the lake clean up.
PetTest Executive Steven Thuss added, "PetTest is a local business with large aspirations, and we truly care about our Customer's pets! We knew that even one ecosystem cleanup can have positive repercussions for the environment, and we are committed to keeping our little slice of Florida a paradise for pets!"
If you would like to organize an event to clean up a local lake, wildlife preserve, estuary, or park, get in touch with your local government to check if any permits are needed. Most importantly, have fun and pick a cause important to you!