Charlestown-Nevis-Volunteers who participated in 2018 Coastal Clean Up, mainly young volunteers will on Tuesday, October 16 at 11.30 a.m. petition the Minister of Health, Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, to consider banning single plastics use.
The event will take place at the Alexander Hamilton Museum grounds.
A comprehensive analytical report prepared by the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society containing data on all items collected this year from 28 beaches will be presented to the Minister. The data indicates that plastics top the list of litter collected.
It is hoped that the analytical report will provide evidence that will motivate the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to consider banning single use plastics. It is also the volunteers’ conviction that heavy fines, increase of litter bins at strategic places, “Do Not Litter” signs and deployment of litter wardens will go a long way in keeping the island of Nevis clean.