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Clean St Martin collects 100kgs of waste in Cul-de-Sac

FRENCH CUL-DE-SAC: As part of the World CleanUp Day 2022, the clean-up operation organized by the association Clean St Martin finally took place this Sunday morning, September 25, with as much good humor and solidarity as ever.

Audrey Barbès, member of the association Clean St Martin which will celebrate its 4 years of existence this month, explains to us that she chose this place on the coast of Cul-de-Sac in front of Pinel Island to encourage the collection of waste that comes from the sea, and not waste left by people who voluntarily dirty.

The access was not easy but it did not slow down the 24 participants including 3 children, and some dogs came to motivate the troops. A walking and hiking trail is partly on the itinerary established for the association for this operation, the public is also strongly invited to participate at their level for a clean territory, just bring a bag and collect the waste you find during your walk.

This practice from Sweden called “plogging” (contraction of the word jogging and the verb plockaupp which means to collect in Swedish) combines sport and environment. This Sunday morning in Cul-de-Sac, it was more like a stroll-plogging but the effort was not less. The rough sea of the last few days having swallowed some of the waste noticed by a member of Clean St Martin during a scouting mission before the operation, the collection was not as productive as expected but the waste collected, mainly plastic from the sea, is not negligible. Indeed, they represent a hundred kilos that the volunteers carried throughout the action which lasted two hours and which will be brought to the waste disposal center.

Participants enjoyed a nice walk in the National Nature Reserve of St. Martin in passing.100kgs less waste on the coastline of Cul-de-Sac thanks to the association Clean St Martin, which had also collected a ton of waste (a whole bucket) during its previous cleaning operation.The association Clean St Martin organizes this initiative once a month since 2018. After the passage of Irma in 2017, the cleanup missions took place once a week. If the frequency has decreased, the missions remain important and the work done by the association Clean St Martin, with all the environmental awareness that characterizes it, must be praised and congratulated. Bravo bravo.

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