Corporates Clean Our Coasts
Each year in September, thousands of volunteers comb lakes, rivers, and beaches around the world for litter. These volunteers are the driving force behind International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day. Last year, 561,000 volunteers picked up more than 16 million pounds of trash from the coastlines and waterways around the world.
More than 7,000 of those volunteers were Jamaicans who removed more than 85,000 pounds of trash from our beaches. They collected data about sources and types of trash harming our oceans and waterways. The data is used to raise awareness, inspire recycling efforts and shape policy decisions from the local to international level.
Among those joining the effort this year were Pan-Jam, Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, ScotiaBank and Sandals Negril.
See Monday's Star and the Today section of this Friday's Gleaner for more highlights of the day.