Yet another pleasant surprise awaited us at the beach this fine Saturday afternoon, with very little in the way of washed up rubbish on the sand. We did find a fair amount of trash along the pathways on the slopes, but not at all bad for 5 weeks of absence in comparison to last year.
It was great seeing regular and new volunteers...
And old friends and youngsters...
A big thanks to everyone for making our first clean up of the year another success!
It was a perfect, sunny afternoon and our 9 person, cultural cocktail of a team (not one of us was born in Malta!) made quick work of the rubbish on the beach.
Despite there being over 10 bags full by the end of the clean up, this was when we first noticed that the volume of rubbish on the beach was much lower than it was at the same time last year. Whether this means there's less trash in the sea or the the currents have dragged everything elsewhere, we don't know, but let's hope it's the former!
Great work guys (and girl!).. hope to see you at another one soon :)
Our turn out was small but luckily the beach was very clean! Mighty impressed ;) We only filled up six rubbish bags! D-Lighted! The sun was shining and a few of the volunteers even enjoyed a swim.
We would also like to send out a big thanks to Andrew McGrath for choosing That's Rubbish! as his first initiative for his upcoming site planetscrub.com which willdocument all of the hands on ventures happening globally to help our environment. We'll be sure to upload the link once it's up and running!
Welcome back fellow Eco Warriors! This was the first That's Rubbish! cleanup after the summer break, and the sands sure needed our hands! There were places behind the bushes where loads of beer cans etc. were dumped... it was an ugly sight but before long our volunteers had it all cleared up! The majority of this rubbish was luckily 90% recyclable.
This time around we filled up more recycle bags than garbage bags. The turnout of volunteers was also impressive considering it was our first time reuniting after the summer break, and lots of new faces were there too!
Thanks to all of you for coming down and doing something with your Sunday that counts!