This week is first beach cleanup week

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS
September 19, 2010 15:17

Israel joined the International Coastal Cleanup on Sunday for the first time.

The week-long beach cleanup will peak on September 24 at Nahsholim Beach.

The goal is to encourage 2,500 volunteers to come out and clean up the trash that bathers leave behind at 25 beaches along the coast. To that end, the Environmental Protection Ministry has partnered with NGOs, diving clubs and other groups to get people to come out and lend a hand.

International Coastal Cleanup is the brainchild of international NGO Ocean Conservancy, and Israel will join their efforts for the first time this year.

Ocean Conservancy maintains a worldwide database of the amount of trash on beaches.


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