ADZ organises St Thomas Bay and Munxar cleanup, but says responsibility should be government’s

Last Sunday ADZ – Malta Green Youth organised a clean-up at St Thomas
Bay, Marsaskala. Around ten volunteers helped clean up all of the bay,
starting from San Tomaso restaurant and ending at Munxar.
The clean-up was conducted both on land and sea as a few volunteers
armed themselves with their own scuba-diving equipment to scour the
depths. Over fifteen bags of rubbish were collected.
ADZ has expressed shock at the state sea and shore were in. Reuben
Zammit, Chairperson of ADZ, commented, “It is appalling how much trash
many carelessly chuck aside and leave lying around after enjoying the
beach. We have been informed a clean-up by another NGO had already
been organised just three weeks ago; it is truly regrettable that in
just three weeks so much could be left to accumulate.”
ADZ PRO Robert Callus remarked, “Local and National Government are as
much to blame for this predicament as the perpetrators. It should be
the responsibility of government, not NGOs, to safeguard the natural
environment. This should be done through a combination of proper
surveillance, enforcement, suitable infrastructure and resource
allocation. For instance, something as simple as installing bins, of which there is
a notable lack in the Munxar area, would do much to lessen human
impact on such beaches.”

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