Bonza Bay clean up – on the GO!

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In hon­our of World Cleanup Day on September 15, the GO! & Ex­press is or­gan­is­ing a cleanup of Bonza Bay on Satur­day.

The cleanup is sched­uled for 8.30 for 9am and runs un­til 10am.

Those in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing must bring along their own plas­tic bags and any other equip­ment they might need.

World Cleanup Day be­gan in 2008 in the Repub­lic of Es­to­nia. The of­fi­cial web­site says ap­prox­i­mately 4% of the Es­to­nia pop­u­la­tion came to­gether to help clean up their coun­try on the day, col­lect­ing and prop­erly dis­pos­ing of any lit­ter and il­le­gally dumped waste.

Since then, World Cleanup Day has been or­gan­ised by the Es­to­nia-based civic or­gan­i­sa­tion, Let’s Do It! World. For this year’s ini­tia­tive they are hop­ing to in­volve com­mu­nity mem­bers from 150 coun­tries in what their web­site calls “the big­gest pos­i­tive civic ac­tion the world has ever seen.”

In a study pub­lished in Sci­ence, an Amer­i­can jour­nal, in 2015, it was es­ti­mated that ap­prox­i­mately 8-mil­lion met­ric tons of plas­tic ended up in the world’s oceans ev­ery year. Since plas­tic is non-biodegrad­able, it re­mains in the ocean per­ma­nently.

Pic­ture: WORLDCLEANUPDAY.ORG

DO­ING YOUR PART: The Go! is or­gan­is­ing a cleanup of Bonza Bay on Satur­day

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