Over 400 Pounds of Garbage Cleared from Soubise Coastline by Volunteers

Over 400 Pounds of Garbage Cleared from Soubise Coastline by Volunteers
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Over 400 Pounds of Garbage Cleared from Soubise Coastline by Volunteers

 

September 18, 2023- The Sandals Foundation invited volunteers across Grenada, Curacao, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Antigua, and Saint Lucia, this weekend to clear thousands of pounds of garbage from the regions coastlines-joining one of the world’s largest volunteer missions, International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD) marked annually on September 16.

The effort brings welcomed relief to the island’s marine ecosystem and the overall health of our beaches. Below are highlights of team Grenada’s clean up at Soubise, St. Andrew where 473 pounds of mainly plastic waste was retrieved.

Sandals Grenada volunteers were accompanied by community volunteers from the area, St. Joseph’s Convent, (Grenville) Environment Club, St. Andrew’s RC Primary School Brownies, Grenada Fund for Conservation, and Grenada Artificial Reef Project.

ICCD 1: Cross Section of volunteers from Sandals Grenada Resort, the Community of Soubise, St. Joseph’s Convent, (Grenville) Environment Club, St. Andrew’s RC Primary School Brownies, Grenada Fund for Conservation, and Grenada Artificial Reef Project- worked in unison to remove over 400 pounds of mainly plastic waste.

ICCD 2:  St. Joseph’s Convent, Grenville- Environment Club is pleased with their loot of plastic bottles, micro-plastics, and Styrofoam they removed from the Soubise Beach and Mangrove Forest.

ICCD 3:   93% of trash collected at Soubise comprised of single- use plastic bottles and caps.

ICCD 4: Volunteers work feverishly to clear as much plastic waste as possible from the unique delicate black sand beach and mangrove-laden bay at Soubise on Grenada’s east coast.

ICCD 5: Hundreds of single- use plastic bottles were collected at Soubise Bay during the Sandals Foundation International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD) exercise

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Sandals Foundation:

The Sandals Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States, a CTA registered charity in Canada and registered charity- Charity Commission England & Wales that was created to continue and expand upon the philanthropic work that Sandals Resorts International has undertaken. It is the culmination of close to four decades of dedication to playing a meaningful role in the lives of the communities where we operate across the Caribbean. The Sandals Foundation funds projects in three core areas: education, community and the environment. One hundred percent of the monies contributed by the general public to the Sandals Foundation go directly to programs benefiting the Caribbean community. To learn more about the Sandals Foundation, visit online at www.sandalsfoundation.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

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