A group of concerned citizens spent part of their Saturday morning cleaning up the popular Accra Beach at Rockley, Christ Church.
The clean-up was the brainchild of local surfer Paul Wilson, a frequent visitor to Accra Beach.
He told Barbados TODAY that on a recent visit to the beach, he was shocked at the amount of garbage that was littered along the coast.
“I just sat down and said something isn’t right here. It just hit me, the unsightliness of the garbage and how it was,” Wilson explained.
It was while he sat on the shore with his surfing buddy Bruce Mackie that Wilson decided to do a beach clean-up.
The project garnered interest on social media with local businesses such as Innotech and Lewis Drug Mart donating a skip and gloves respectively.
Some 30 volunteers joined the clean-up.
Wilson said that it was not solely the responsibility of Government to maintain public spaces and he urged residents and visitors to keep the beaches clean.
“If you litter the beach it might not impact you directly but the turtles as well. Our economy is tourism-based, tourists are going to go to other and better beaches, somewhere else in the world or the Caribbean if we don’t take care of our beaches,” he added.