In what is expected to be one of the largest beach clean- up drives, a group of activists will be tidying up a beach in Nurana Island on Saturday.
The activists, who call themselves ‘Bahrain beachcombers’, will be out on the shores of the Nurana Island to clean it up. The group will take photos of the garbage dumped on the beach by fishermen, in order to highlight the issue to the concerned authorities as well as the general public.
Bahrain Beachcombers founder Darren Schneder said the rubbish had accumulated there for long. “When we clean the beach we do not usually clean the area where the fishermen’s boats are located because it is far from the general area of the beach. But this time, we will clean it and photograph the garbage so that we can spread awareness on the issue. We expect to collect 300 to 400 bags of rubbish,” he said.
He said that more people were expected to turn up for the drive. “The post on our Facebook page has reached thousands and there has been an increasing interest in this initiative. In the last couple of the clean up events, we had around 70 people; this time, I expect a higher turnout,” he said.
Northern Municipal Council Chairman Mohammed Buhamoud said the council was investigating the garbage issue. “I cannot comment until we study it completely. We are looking into the matter at the moment,” he said.
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The activists will photograph highlight the issue and spread the garbage-laden beach to awareness among people