Monday 24 September, 2018

Bajans should be ashamed as tourist shares photo of garbage

@Rebeccask's  2minutecleanupchallenge bag of garbage.

@Rebeccask's 2minutecleanupchallenge bag of garbage.

A British visitor did the two-minute beach clean-up challenge at Barbados’ Crane Beach and her photo is "shameful".

On seeing the photo which @Rebeccask shared on her Twitter, Ann Harding, Program Manager at Future Centre Trust, told Loop News:

“Shame, shame, shame on polluters! Visitors come because they love beautiful Barbados and are from places where people have respect for themselves enough to not live in garbage. That's why they #PickUpDeTing!”

Rebecca, whose Twitter profile describes her as a Global citizen and animal advocate, posted her photo along with the caption, ".@2minbeachclean One of the most beautiful beaches in the world #CraneBeach #Barbados So much plastic washing up. #oceanplastic"

She even included a sad face emoji.

In the bag of garbage were plastic cups, sunglasses, Styrofoam, straws and other plastic items.

Harding said that this should push Bajans to can get involved with the #2minutebeachclean #2minutelitterpick too, “but more than that, we need to change perceptions, so that people would be ashamed to rubbish Barbados.”

 

The challenge was created by surfer and writer Martin Dorey, He lives in Bude, Cornwall, England, and the challenge rules are simple – “Take 2 minutes to pick up litter, snap it, tag it & post it #2minutebeachclean#2minutelitterpick.”

In 2015, The Crane Beach, located in St. Philip, Barbados, was voted the Best Caribbean Beach in USA TODAY 10Best’s Readers Choice Awards.