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Clean-up: Isla Curtis, Lily Butler, Jorgia White, Josie Berry and Kayla Calverley picked up trash at the weekend Photograph supplied)
Terry Sousa and friends take part in the KBB cleanup

More than 250 volunteers gave the island a spring clean last weekend, clearing tonnes of trash.

Emilia and Georgina Dunkerley help with the KBB cleanup

The event was organised by Keep Bermuda Beautiful as part if its annual Great Big Cleanup event.

The army of volunteers cleared trash from 56 locations, including roadsides, parks, beaches and railway trails

A KBB spokesperson said: “Tonnes of litter were removed, giving the environment and island a clean before we welcome our summer tourists and the lifting of Covid restrictions.

“Despite restrictions we were able to go ahead, with groups staying within their family bubbles.

“The support of these trash heroes is invaluable. While the cleanup is finished, KBB encourages everyone to get out in the sunshine and do their bit to clean up by picking up in their neighbourhood and being mindful of contributing to local litter.”

Katie Berry, executive director of KBB, added that the event drew attention to the impact of single-use items on the environment.

She said: “KBB encourages everyone to be more careful in their consumption and disposal habits.

“The majority of the litter collected is single use items such as drink containers, disposable face masks, paper receipts and plastic waste. Most of this litter could be avoided if people were more careful.

“In the past 12 months our outdoor spaces and places have mattered to us more than ever before.”

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Published May 27, 2021 at 2:25 pm (Updated May 28, 2021 at 1:46 pm)

Hundreds of volunteers clear tonnes of trash in KBB event

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