Not only are pick-up trucks practical and robust, but they often out perform SUV's and other vehicles when it comes to heading off the beaten track. Nissan know how capable their Navara is and for that reason, they decided to give their Arctic Trucks upgraded Navara to the heroes in charge of tackling European beach plastic pollution.
The UN published a report in February claiming that more than 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the oceans every year. This means that not only is this dangerous for the marine wildlife involved, but will also have a knock on effect with the fisheries and even tourism industries. Plastic accounts for almost 80% of all the litter in our oceans today.
In a plea to help community support group Beach Guardian, and their founder Emily Stevenson clear the plastic from local beaches, Nissan offered a Navara AT32. The pick-up trucks purpose in the mission is “to reach remote locations or take on tough tasks". Tasks that their family car wouldn't be capable of doing.
Emily and her father Rob have been clearing waste from beaches in Cornwall for over 10 years now. The beach Guardian community was draw together after Emily and Rob noticed that the problem was only getting worse.
“The beaches people visit – where they enjoy ice-creams and watch their kids build sandcastles – are just one view of the issue,” declared Rob. “There
are many more remote and unseen parts of the coastline that volunteers
either struggle to reach, or need something to move larger items.”
And this is where 243 millimeters (9.5) of ground clearance come into play, complemented by 32-inch rubber and a snorkel.