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LIME cleans beaches top and bottom

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LIME cleans  beaches top and bottom

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OVER 100 STAFF MEMBERS of LIME descended on Carlisle Bay, Bay Street, recently, but it was not for an early morning swim. Rather, they came out just after sunup to embark on a beach clean-up.
The initiative followed a suggestion by a member of staff who wanted to continue the greening campaign outside the walls of the company.
Leading the enthusiastic team was managing director Alex McDonald, who said that the staff was truly energised about the project.
“We had lots of suggestions for projects and we intend to undertake a large percentage of them over the next year but this is the first of three which we are aiming to complete this month,” he said.
“We were a little skeptical that we would find any significant garbage on this lovely stretch of beach.
However, once we started at the far end towards Bridgetown and worked our way back to the area opposite Government Headquarters, we were surprised by the amount of garbage we found among the trees and bush along the way.
“The workers of the National Conservation Commission do a great job at keeping our beach areas clean, but they still need the help of all Barbadians to keep the fringe areas clean,” McDonald added.
Over 110 bags of garbage were collected, and the company liaised with the National Conservation Commission to have them removed from three areas.
The beach clean-up was not limited to the shore, however. Later in the afternoon seven divers took off from EcoDive Shop on the Waterfront of the Careenage and, with the supervision of owner Andrew Western, they searched the waters of Carlisle Bay for more garbage.
They did not return to the dock empty-handed. Among the items the divers took from the seabed were a small rug, beer bottles, plastic bags and old clothing. (PR)