Young people from across Barbados turned out in their numbers this morning to participate in an island wide clean-up.
Children as young as six joined their elders in the drive which began near the Hilton Barbados Resort, Needhams Point, St Michael.
The clean- up drive which was sponsored by the Future Centre Trust, also attracted a team from the neighbouring island of Guadeloupe and visited such areas as the shorelines behind Drill Hall, St Lawrence, Dover Playing Field, Atlantic Shores, the Oistins’ Bus Terminal and the Barbados Cruising Club.
Speaking to a team from Barbados TODAY at Oistins, Christ Church, former administrative director of the Future Centre Trust, Nicole Garofano said: “Clean Up Barbados gives community groups an opportunity to participate in cleaning up the country. It is an annual event which is the focus of Clean up Barbados, but we do have other events spreading throughout the year. It is meant to educate people as well as providing an action based activity for community groups. We hope that through participating in an event such as Clean Up Barbados people are able to educate others about changing their ways in how they manage their waste.”
She revealed that they were also focused on a Sargassum re-use project, which will be used as a fertiliser on the vegetation around the Hilton Barbados Resort.
Meanwhile, Managing Director of Jose Y Jose Liquid and Solid Waste Management Inc, Anderson Cherry, who participated in the clean up drive told Barbados TODAY that all of the waste collected would be taken to his company’s facility in Lower Estate.
He said the recyclables would be extracted, separated and the green waste would be put to the compost heap, while the plastic bottles and cardboard would be shipped overseas. (NC)