Garbage collectors at Botany Bay Beach make money for charity-sanewnetworks
A group that collects trash at Kent Beach is asking the public to buy beach cleanliness hours to encourage volunteering. Friends of Botany Bay said that one hour can buy £ 15, of which £ 10 will go towards the group’s expenses.
The remaining £ 5 will be donated to a volunteer-selected charity. District Council Thaneta said it needs to prioritize beaches for which it can provide cleaning crews. Friends of Botany Bay’s Barry Manners said the group has been collecting trash at the beach for years.
Last summer, about 30 volunteers came to the beach every Saturday and Sunday, removing up to 30 bags of trash every day, he added. But he said there was some volunteer fatigue at the end of the summer. According to Mr. Manners, the new scheme was a way for our volunteers to get motivated because they know that any money they make goes directly to public goals they care about.
He said that those who donate will receive a photo or video from a volunteer who will be assigned to their hour. A Thanet District Council spokesman said, We need to manage 19 miles of coastline, so we need to prioritize carefully to use taxpayer money as efficiently as possible.
However, we are making extensive plans in anticipation of yet another busy spring and summer. This includes hundreds of additional waste bins and seasonal beach clean-up crews on extended hours seven days a week.