According to a social media post, the teams, made up of members from the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA), the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), schools and others, collected approximately 188 green bags of plastic and paper waste, 198 yellow bags of glass, metal and other waste, and 34 crocus bags of heavy metals and heavy waste, were collected on Sunday.
Rambharat says the waste will be recycled at the Emperor Valley Zoo’s recycling facility to be remade into outdoor items such as benches, which can be donated to some of the schools that participated.
Also present was Parliamentary Secretary Avinash Singh, CDA Chairman Gupte Lutchmedial and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries, Angela Slew, among others.
“Thanks to our volunteers and partners. This is what Chacachacare Island looks like now! Thanks to the organizing team from the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries; our Parliamentary Secretary Senator Avinash Singh and his wife Ria; our PS and DPSs; the EMA and CDA- Chairmen and Management; the TT Coast Guard our partner in planning, logistics and transport; AFETT; Fatima and Queen’s Royal College; Mayaro Government School; Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government and Minister Kazim Hosein; the Diego Martin Regional Corporation and Councillor Akeliah Glasgow; all other volunteers and their organizations/schools,” Rambharat said.
Rambharat said to media on Sunday that it is believed the majority of rubbish is due to party boats that stop on the island.