It's clean-up time

September 16, 2016
Vaz

As Jamaica joins nations around the globe in acknowledging International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC) day, Daryl Vaz, the minister with responsibility for the environment, said persons should mobilise their communities to rid the coastlines of garbage.

"International beach clean-up is critically important to the environment, and I would love to see communities across the length and breadth of Jamaica implement their own beach clean-up initiatives to allow for a cleaner Jamaica," Vaz told THE WEEKEND STAR.

The aim of ICC day, which is being observed tomorrow, is to engage citizens to remove trash and debris from beaches and waterways all around world, identify the sources of debris, and change the behavioural patterns that contribute to pollution.

Among the groups participating in coastal clean-up activities will be the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), which will be hosting clean-up of the Palisadoes Strip in Kingston.

In 2015 over 1,900 volunteers turned out to JET's cleanup of the Palisadoes. The environmental group said that more than 3,000 registered volunteers have been registered to participate tomorrow.

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