Earth Guardians remove 190 pounds of garbage from Adelaide Village in the Bahamas

These members of the Earth Guardians group at Sandals Royal Bahamian certainly got their hands dirty but for a worthy cause as they removed 190lbs of garbage from the mangrove area by Adelaide.

Even though World Wetlands Day passed a few weeks ago, the Sandals Royal Bahamian Environment, Health and Safety group, dubbed Earth Guardians, could not allow the month to end without playing their part.

The team journeyed to Adelaide Village early Saturday morning where over 190 pounds of garbage were removed. This included plastic bottles, glass bottles, styrofoam, furniture and other non-biodegradable wastes.

“As a team we want to continue to help with the reduction of plastic pollution.”

— Tanya Sweeting, Environment Health and Safety Manager

Tanya Sweeting, Environment Health and Safety Manager at Sandals Royal Bahamian, shared that it is important to clean the mangroves as it is important to our people and the planet.

See highlights from the clean-up exercise in the gallery below.

“We cannot overlook the mangroves as they protect our shorelines. They serve as a valuable habitat or nursery area for fish and invertebrates. Additionally, as a team we want to continue to help with the reduction of plastic pollution. It can only be beneficial to human life,” she shared.

The team also made a quick stop at the Sandy Port Beach where an additional 20 pounds of garbage were removed.