2010 International Coastal Cleanup report presented to Acting Lt. Governor Reynold Groeneveldt

President of the St. Maarten PRIDE foundation and local coordinator of the International Coastal Cleanup Jadira Veen presented the 2010 International Coastal Cleanup report to Acting Lt. Governor Reynold Groeneveldt. 

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The report Trash Travels; from our hands to the sea, around the globe and through time highlights the summary of trash data collected every year in September.

This year the International Coastal Cleanup will be celebrating 25 years anniversary and as such the worldwide coastal cleanup will take place on September 25th.

In 2009, half a million volunteers in 108 countries including St. Maarten picked up trash from the worlds coastal waterways and below the ocean surface.

The report is a comprehensive data report on each category of trash collected, this report can be used by local governments to introduce anti-litter programs and sensitizing the population on recycling.

On September 25th the public will witness hundreds of local volunteers descending on Mullet Bay Beach from 7am-10am to take part in the Grand Cleanup. Underwater cleanups will take place with the dive industry under the guidance of Tadzio Bervoets Manager of Nature Foundation.

The International Coastal Cleanup enjoys volunteer participation from many youth groups, service clubs, schools, SHTA, government agencies, animal and environmental activists on the island, as well as the many concerned citizens.