Earth Day volunteers collected four bags of trash from the waters during a cleanup at Cane Garden Bay on Saturday. Photo: KATIE KING

Plastic cups, straws and even a rusting lounge chair were among the four bags of trash collected from the water during the annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday at Cane Garden Bay.

Earth Day volunteers collected four bags of trash from the waters during a cleanup at Cane Garden Bay on Saturday. Photo: KATIE KING
“It’s mostly a lot of plastic, as usual,” said Tortola resident Neil Abrassart, who volunteered with the cleanup.

Abigail O’Neal, a board member for Green VI, added, “There can never be too many cleanups. Unfortunately, there’s always going to be somebody who says, ‘Oh, I’ll just throw that [trash] over here.’”

The cleanup was only one of the activities offered on Earth Day, which was organised by Green VI, Green and Clean VI, and entertainment company Bounce BVI.

The event, which was hosted at Myett’s Garden and Grill, also included fire dancers, environmental talks, a march for science, an eco market, and a lionfish hunt.

See the April 27, 2017 edition for full coverage.

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