NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Even though World Wetlands Day passed a few weeks ago, the Sandals Royal Bahamian Environment, Health and Safety group, dubbed Earth Guardians could not allow the month to end without playing their part.
The team journeyed to Adelaide Village early Saturday morning where over 190 pounds of garbage were removed. This included plastic bottles, glass bottles, Styrofoam, furniture and other non-biodegradable wastes. Tanya Sweeting, Environment Health and Safety Manager at Sandals Royal Bahamian shared that it is important to clean the mangroves as it is important to our people and to our planet.
“We cannot overlook the mangroves as they protect our shorelines. They serve as a valuable habitat or nursery area for fish and invertebrates. Additionally, as a team we want to continue to help with the reduction of plastic pollution. It can only be beneficial to human life,” she shared.
The team also made a quick stop at the Sandy Port Beach where an additional 20 pounds of garbage were removed. Sandals Resorts International was one of the first entities across the Caribbean to initiate a ban on single use plastics like straws and stirrers at the resorts. They will continue in their push to promote a more sustainable environment.