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More volunteers collect more trash for KBB

The results are in for Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s 2011 Community Clean-up.

A whopping 35.5 tons of trash were collected from the Island’s roadsides, shorelines and railway trails, with 64 KBB-supported clean-ups targeting 134 locations.

KBB projects got 2,370 volunteers, with 5,862 hours devoted to cleaning up Bermuda. By contrast, in the previous year, 30 tons of litter, recyclables and bulky waste were picked up by 1,700 people.

The charity’s executive director, Anne Hyde, said there were just a handful of people littering the Island on a day-to-day basis.

She said KBB was getting more public participation and a growing interest from schools, as well as corporate and community groups.

There is also a growing awareness between littering and crime, she added.

The charity presented its 2011 appreciation awards at last night’s annual general meeting.

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Published February 09, 2012 at 8:58 am (Updated February 09, 2012 at 8:58 am)

More volunteers collect more trash for KBB

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