Zep removes 1,585 pounds of debris from the Chattahoochee River

Zep removes 1,585 pounds of debris from the Chattahoochee River

August 11, 2022 


Atlanta, GA – Employees from Zep, Inc and Atlanta United removed more than 1,500 pounds of garbage from a local waterway. 


Zep’s purpose is to make the planet cleaner, safer, and more productive. This is regularly achieved through the creation and production of cleaning products that are safe and effective on everything from a small stain on a carpet to some of the toughest industrial messes on Earth. Earlier this week, though, it was accomplished in person on the Chattahoochee River. 


Led by the Chattahoochee Riverkeepers (“CRK”), Zep employees spent the morning wading the river to fill up garbage bags with debris. 


“This was a great opportunity to show what we are about,” said Neil Grossman, Director of Marketing.  “Team members volunteered for this opportunity because they believe improving the environment starts at home with each of us.”


“Stewardship is a key corporate value of Zep because we believe in continuously improving the safety of our people and products.  We protect the planet by developing innovative solutions to reduce our environmental impact.”


CRK provided all necessary supplies including trash bags and gloves for this event. Year to date, participants at CPK events have removed over 43 tons of debris from the Chattahoochee River.


Registration for future cleanup events is available on CRK’s website https://chattahoochee.org/cleanups/



About Zep, Inc.


Zep, Inc. is a leading innovator, producer, and distributor of maintenance, cleaning, and sanitation solutions for food and beverage, industrial and institutional, retail, and vehicle care customers. Zep possesses a large portfolio of premium brands built over an 85-year legacy of developing the most effective products trusted by professionals and consumers to get the job done right the first time. To learn more, visit www.zep.com.


About Atlanta United


Atlanta United joined Major League Soccer in 2017 and won the 2018 MLS Cup in just its second season, the earliest an expansion team has won the title since 1998. The club has set multiple league records including season ticket sales (36,000-plus), single-game attendance (72,548), single-season average (53,002), and total home attendance (901,033). Owned by Arthur M. Blank, and led by club President Darren Eales, Atlanta United plays its home matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. For more information about Atlanta United, including how to purchase season tickets, visit: www.atlutd.com, and follow @ATLUTD.


About Chattahoochee Riverkeepers


Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s mission is to educate, advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, including its lakes, tributaries and watershed, in order to restore and conserve their ecological health for the people and wildlife that depend on the river system and in recognition of the important ecosystem functions provided throughout the region and planet. Established in 1994, the nonprofit organization is the 11th licensed program of more than 350 within the international Waterkeeper Alliance. Since its inception, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper has now grown to include more than 10,000 passionate members. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper employs a variety of strategies to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and watershed, including water monitoring and testing, education, research, trash cleanups, legal action, and advocacy.

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