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Bottle cap headache

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Bottle cap headache

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Bottle caps have taken over from plastic bags as the biggest cast off pieces of litter on the island’s beaches.

And as teams of “citizen scientists” descended on beaches along the east coast, at least one person is suggesting that bottle caps be added to the returnable items to help remove them from the garbage stream.

Yesterday was the fourth weekend that the Barbados chapter of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) hosted beach clean ups. This time the teams were at Bathsheba, St Joseph; Lakes Beach/Barclays Park, St Andrew; Bath, St John and Bottom Bay, St Philip.

It was at Bathsheba, that Director of the Urban Development Commission (UDC) Derek Alleyne expressed disgust with the number of bottle caps his staff and he were painstakingly picking out of the sand. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.