Orbus Exhibit & Display Group volunteered in the DuPage River Sweep on Saturday, May 17th at Hidden Lakes Forest Preserve in Bolingbrook, IL. This annual event aims to gather the community to clean the river and preserve its natural resources. Nine Orbus team members participated in the cleanup efforts.
Each year, spring flooding from winter snowfall brings debris into the DuPage River, along with pollutants. Volunteers, including the group from Orbus, picked up garbage, plastic bottles and other non-natural debris from in and around local sections of the river, helping to clean restore its natural balance.
“Volunteers picked up an old truck tire, wooden door, old baseballs, cans and general plastic, paper and metal trash,” said Jim Concannon, Quality Assurance Manager and ISO Specialist for Orbus. “The Bolingbrook Park District stated that after three years of participation, Orbus volunteers are depended upon to clean up trash and help keep the river clean, which is much appreciated.”
Orbus volunteers, ready to gather trash from the river and forest. Some of the many bags and items of trash collected by Orbus and other volunteers, including a fullsized door.
The River Sweep removed several tons of trash from the DuPage River this year, with the help of 51 volunteers. This is Orbus’ third year participating in the event.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group participates in the DuPage River Sweep as part of their year-round commitment to preserving natural resources through recycling and environmental protection efforts. Orbus has been approved under ISO 14001:2004 certification, which recognizes organizations’ high-level
commitment to environmental protection since 2010.