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Coca-Cola, Kewkradong clean up St Martin’s Island’s coastline

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Coca-Cola Bangladesh, along with Kewkradong Bangladesh, has cleaned up the beach of St Martin’s Island as part of their global commitment to create a ‘World Without Waste’ by 2030.

This is the 11th consecutive year that these two organisations have teamed up as part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup, said a press release.

Kewkradong Bangladesh is the country coordinator of Ocean Conservancy.

On the 11th edition, there were a total of 500 participants who took part in this cleanup project. The volunteers included locals of Saint Martin’s to people from all across the nation, coming from different professions and a number of reputed universities.

The event was organised in sync with 33rd annual International Coastal Cleanup® and this year the participants managed to remove 1450 kgs of marine debris from the shores of St Martin.

The International Coastal Clean-up project is an integral part of Coca-Cola’s global commitment to create a “World Without Waste” by the year 2030.

Ta Duy Tung, Managing Director of Coca-Cola Bangladesh said: “We at Coca-Cola Bangladesh appreciate the tireless effort Kewkradong has been putting in for 11 years to keep the shores of St. Martins clean. Every year we’ve witnessed the increase in marine pollution but at the same time we saw increase in volunteers as well.”

Coca-Cola has been supporting the initiative of International Coastal Cleanup in Bangladesh since 2011. In the last 10 years, over 4,500 people have jointly merged together and collected over 12,000 kilograms of marine debris. Through this partnership, Coca-Cola is working to clean and free oceans from pollution across the globe.