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Zimmer Biomet Keen to Keep it Green with Limerick Primary Schools



Keen to Keep it Green- A new initiative by Zimmer Biomet. Pictured above are students from Kilfinny National School taking part, along with Zimmer Biomet staff.

Zimmer Biomet Keen to Keep it Green with Limerick Primary Schools

More than 350 children in 12 primary schools across Limerick, Clare, Tipperary, and Galway have learned more about biodiversity and how to reduce waste, reuse and recycle, thanks to an environmental initiative run by the global healthcare technology company, Zimmer Biomet as part of the Junior Achievement outreach program. Under the initiative, dubbed Keen to Keep it Green, the company donated trees and wildflowers and its employees visited schools to plant the trees, wildflowers and run litter clean-ups. The programme was conducted in full compliance with COVID-19 regulations and public health guidelines.

Seamus Stritch, Principal of Kilfinny National School, Ballynakill, Adare, Co Limerick voiced his appreciation, “We were delighted to welcome some of your staff, who visited our school on June 8th as part of your Keen to Keep It Green initiative. They planted trees and flowers and led a litter pick with our pupils. Throughout, they engaged cordially and respectfully with children and teachers alike. It was indeed a lovely learning and social experience for our students. Well done to Zimmer Biomet and to all the staff in question.”

Claude Costelloe, Site Director of Zimmer Biomet’s Ireland manufacturing facilities explained the initiative is part of the company’s commitment to preserving the natural environment for future generations. “We are delighted to support schools and foster environmental awareness. Seeing young students plant trees is a symbol of hope for the future. My thanks to the Principals and staff, who welcome us so warmly, and to the children for their enthusiasm.”

A leading employer in Shannon and Oranmore, Galway, Zimmer Biomet’s footprint in Ireland features two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.

About Zimmer Biomet

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare. We design, manufacture, and market orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities, and trauma products; office-based technologies; spine, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products. We collaborate with healthcare professionals around the globe to advance the pace of innovation. Our products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. Together with healthcare professionals, we help millions of people live better lives. We have operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sell products in more than 100 countries.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.