Coca-Cola Bangladesh, along with Ocean Conservancy's country coordinator Kewkradong Bangladesh, has successfully concluded the 9th edition of the coastal cleanup and marine conservation drive along the beach of St Martin's Island as part of its global commitment to create a "World Without Waste" by 2030.
With the slogan 'Pick it up, clean it up, sea change', the two-day activity was organised in sync with the 33rd annual International Coastal Cleanup.
This year, approximately 550 volunteers, including students, teachers, local representatives and other professionals participated and collected more than 1,000kg of marine debris.
"The scenic beauty of St. Martin's Island's is unparalleled, and as the beautiful coral island attracts huge number of tourists, which always comes with risk of unbalancing the sensitive ecology. This is our ninth edition of the coastal cleanup drive and we hope that together we will be able to reaffirm our global commitment to 'World Without Waste' and a greener, cleaner and sustainable environment," said Ajay Bathija, Country Manager of Coca-Cola Bangladesh.
Local union parisad member Habibur Rahman, Coast Guard Captain Niaz Ahmed & high official of Ministry of Environment Mr. Waker Ahmed were present there.