400kg of Waste Collected at Ġnejna Bay
A total of 400 kilograms in waste were collected in the space of just two hours in a beach cleanup event at Gnejna Bay, Mgarr on September 19.
The waste ranged from the usual plastic cups, plates and bottles to oil drums, car parts, discarded furniture, carpets and an old boat trailer. Unfortunately most waste was non-recyclable or else had some degree of contamination in the form of rust or food remains and could not be recycled.
The clean-up was organised by the SCORP (Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace) branch of the Malta Medical Students Association and Nature Trust Malta.
The event started at 17:00h when a stand was set up on the beach itself with a number of informative leaflets and material for the activity.
Following a talk by Jeffrey Sciberras from Nature Trust (Malta) about the ecology of the area and its surroundings the cleanup started. The group was divided into three: one group snorkelling for submerged waste, another collecting waste from the beach itself and a large group collecting waste from what is left of the sand dunes.
Nature Trust (Malta) and the Malta Medical Student Association would like to thank the local council of Mġarr and the Malta Environment and Planning Authority for the support given during this event.