Keep Bermuda Beautiful continues to work with a wonderful group of volunteers, all of whom come out every month to help keep our environment cleaner, greener and much, much healthier.
We had another excellent turnout on the 14th Feb. at the Shelly Bay Plaza and its surrounds. About 25 people, ranging in age from 11 to 72, filled a total of 37 blue and 38 black bags as well as pulling some bulky waste out of the bushes.
On the same day Anne Hyde of the Ord Rd. Neighbourhood Watch organised a group that collected 40 blue and 26 black bags from that area.
And that same weekend a group from St. Georges Prep. worked on Mullet Bay and the old bridge, as well as three smaller sites in St. David’s where they collected a total of 18 blue and 28 black bags as well as a formidable pile of bulky waste.
These collections, together with other smaller groups during the past five weeks and including the Devon Springs cleanup, came to a grand total of 151 blue and 168 black bags as well as substantial bulky waste. Using government approved statistics of 15 lb per black bag and 20 lb per recycling bag, this works out to 5,540 lbs of litter and recyclables removed from the environment for proper disposal.
Congratulations and a big bouquet to everyone involved. Bermuda is a better, cleaner and healthier place for us to live thanks to all your efforts. Give yourselves a huge pat on the back for your energy and community spirit.
See our gallery of pictures from this cleanup.