Volunteers remove a tonne of rubbish from Bahrain’s waters

The Bahrain Diving Volunteer Team collected waste off Mashtan Island

Volunteers remove a tonne of rubbish from Bahrain’s waters

Volunteers collected more than a tonne of rubbish from Bahrain’s waters in just six hours yesterday (February 22).

A team of 31 people from the Bahrain Diving Volunteer Team (BDVT) took part in the clean-up operation off Mashtan Island, according to reports.

The campaign, which will see volunteers tackle waste off Al Dar Island, Jarada Island, Bosh Islands, Najwat Bulthama and Hayr Shtaya, will last six weeks.

The BDVT took part in the Our Seas Clean campaign last year, collecting more than 20 tonnes of rubbish between April and October 2019.

Last month, volunteers from Cleanup Bahrain removed more than 400 kg of rubbish from Arad Beach.

In just an hour and a half, they picked up 412.5 kg of general waste, plus 12.5 kg of plastic.

Want to get involved in cleaning up our beaches? Don’t forget to check out our guide here.

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