Hurry and register your site for International Coastal Cleanup Day: DEADLINE AUGUST 9!

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Just a quick reminder: If you want to register as a site coordinator for International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2022 – the deadline is tomorrow! Tuesday, August 9, 2022.Email JET at NOW! Or contact: Ms. Lauren Creary, Programme Director at… t| +1876 960 3693/ c| +1876 368 4452 e|

ICC Day has been on hiatus for two years due to the COVID pandemic, although a number of smaller beach cleanups have taken place during that period. In fact, it seems to me that awareness of solid waste management – and in particular, the scourge of plastic pollution – has increased over the past two or three years. Jamaicans are taking action (but more is always needed) and there is a concerted effort underway, in particular in the Kingston area.

Volunteers from the Optimist Club of West Portland at Buff Bay Beach played their part in 2021, separating plastics…

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