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Environment chief: 146 tons of trash removed from the country’s coasts

Santo Domingo.- Environment minister Bautista Rojas on Wednesday said 146 tons of trash were removed from Dominican Republic’s coastline during Saturday’s national beach cleanup day across the country.

Although he didn’t specify last year’s amount, the official said the trash gathered this year is less than in 2012, which shows a more aware population on beach and coast protection.

In a statement, Rojas said bottles, cans, plastic cups and plates, glass and plastic bags made up much of the trash, collected in 9, 210 bags, properly separated and classified prior to disposal.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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