Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s Island Wide Spring Clean in May turned out to be the biggest and best for years. At least 543 volunteers turned out to put in over 1,000 hours of effort cleaning up nearly 6 tons of general trash and recyclables, a sum that will increase when the figures for bulky waste and unregistered groups come in.

“Keep Bermuda Beautiful is delighted with the response,” said President, Susan Harvey. “We believe that it shows the renewed interest that the community is taking in the environment and a growing intolerance for litter – ugly and sordid as it is.”

“KBB would like to thank everyone who participated – groups, schools and individuals. Without your community spirit and environmental awareness we could not begin to tackle the problem. KBB provides the catalyst – the community translates this into action.”

Elliott School kicked off the weekend on Friday with the entire staff and population of students tackling a number of sites with KBB’s Litter Critter on hand to cheer them on. In all 39 sites were registered, some suggested by KBB and others chosen by volunteers recognizing the need for action. Church groups and companies fielded groups of volunteers as did St. George’s Prep together with students from St. George’s Primary and Clearwater Middle School.

The weather could not have been more obliging, sunshine and blue skies all weekend, and the results speak for themselves.

Island Wide Cleanup

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