Basseterre, St. Kitts (WINN) – St. Kitts and Nevis Clean Seas is reporting on its clean-up exercise conducted Sunday in Conaree as part of its mission to reduce the impact of trash in the ocean.
The Clean-up was scheduled from 3.pm to 6.30 pm at Conaree Beach and the group reports 26 volunteers were able to remove 838 lbs of trash, 3215 pieces of trash, and 48 bags of trash from the beach.
Top 10 Items
1. Plastic Beverage Bottles – 824
2. Other Plastic Bottles ( Bleach, Oil, etc.) – 434
3. Plastic Pieces under 2.5cm – 413
4. Plastic Bottle Caps – 381
5. Fishing Nets and Pieces – 193
6. Foam Pieces under 2.5 cm – 172
7. Other Plastic/Foam Packaging – 162
8. Fishing Buoys, Pots, and Traps – 122
9. Glass Pieces under 2.5 cm – 86
10. Glass Beverage Bottles – 61
St. Kitts and Nevis Clean Seas extended special thanks to all volunteers and partners.
“Special thanks to all of the Volunteers and Partners. Thanks also to Mr. Crispin Boon of
Boons Environmental and Cleaning Services and Mr. Jerrard Boone for their timely donations of Gloves, Masks, and Garbage Bags.
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The UN reports that 70-85 percent of Marine Litter within the Wider Caribbean Region is from land-based sources of solid waste.
“Marine Litter is now one of three priority pollutants that are being targeted for improved management. This threatens livelihoods especially through economic losses to the tourism, shipping, and fishing sectors. The impact of marine pollution also poses risks to human health.”