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TEAMING UP FOR TRASH: THE EU AND THE MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT CLEAN UP THE FORESHORE

23/10/2019 - 19:32
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Volunteers collected  over 2000 pounds of waste at the Foreshore beachfront along Audrey Jeffers Highway on Saturday, September 21, as part of the annual International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICC).

The event, coordinated in partnership by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Trinidad and Tobago and the Ministry of Planning and Development (MoPD), saw 220 volunteers, including scores of young people, helping to pick up and document trash along the coastal area.

Groups that participated at the Foreshore clean-up included Rotaract Club (Piarco), Caribbean Youth Environment Network, BCRC – Caribbean, Bishop Anstey High School East & Trinity College East (BATCE), Lions Club of Port of Spain, Vemco and United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Nation-wide, private and public sector groups took charge of twenty-four coastal sites around Trinidad and Tobago including an underwater clean-up site.

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