Eleven truck loads of plastic waste have been removed from Bruceville, Vieux Fort, as part of a major clean up campaign around Saint Lucia.
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet who announced the removal of the plastic waste on his official Facebook page, said the initiative was carried out on Sunday.
He said Bruceville residents informed him that a major clean up has not taken place in the area for over 10 years.
The PM recalled that as of August 1st 2019, this country commenced a phased approach to banning single use plastics.
“Whilst we have introduced the ban to limit the amount of plastic being utilized and littering the environment, we are simultaneously carrying out major clean up campaigns across the island,” Chastanet explained.
The former Tourism Minister observed that the effects of pollution and its contribution towards Climate Change is an issue which Saint Lucia must seriously address.
“We all have an equal part to play in ensuring that we preserve our communities, countries and ultimately Mother Earth for many generations to come,” Chastanet declared.