by Carisa Lee
A clean-up campaign at Scotland Bay has led to the removal of nine toilet bowls from the bay.
The campaign was led by 238 volunteers of the non-governmental organisation (NGO) The Green Circle Environmental Company, who collected over 1,000 more pounds of garbage on the bay this year than they did in 2019.
They collected 167 bags of garbage that weighed 3,267 pounds.
The teams from Massy Group, Caesar’s Army, TRIBE and The Unit Trust Corporation, along with others, cleared 1,456 lbs of glass, 544 lbs of plastic, and 1,267 lbs of general waste including 1,643 plastic bottles, 2,098 glass bottles and 1,145 cans.
International Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest cleanup drive for beaches and coastlines. It was first celebrated in 1986 and is observed on the third Sunday of every September.
The Green Circle Environmental Company is headed by Kerrie-Kim Kirton.
“Every time we come to Scotland Bay; we hope to have a different result... We hope to meet a cleaner beach, and we hope to collect less garbage than we did in the past year. Unfortunately, each year, the opposite is true” Kirton said.