Saturday 28 March, 2020

Sangre Grande cleans up trash after J'ouvert celebrations

Sangre Grande j'ouvert revellers unfortunately did not leave behind just memories after jumping up in the streets on Monday morning.

Conservation group the Sangre Grande shared photos to Facebook on Carnival Monday, showing plastic bottles and other garbage lining the streets.

The group asked what the update was on the promised ban on Styrofoam, which has not yet been enforced.

"Well done citizens of Trinidad and residents of Sangre Grande , this is what it means to be trini! I guess this is real love for country!

"Every year it's the same thing nationwide! When will we decide to ban styrofoam? When will we decide to have a litter free carnival?

"Doesn't matter if we deploy clean up crews afterwards, the damage to our environment has already been done!

"Employ more litter wardens and give tickets to all these litter bugs and with the money generated build a recycling plant!"

The Sangre Grande Regional Corporation also shared photos to social media, showing workers busy clearing the garbage to restore the streets to a clean state.

Sangre Grande Corporation Chairman Anil Juteram was part of the clean-up team which swept and hosed down the streets, leaving them clean once again.

The Corporation said: "Our Public Health Department cleaning the streets of Sangre Grande Town Centre after J'ouvert celebrations this morning."

The group asked citizens to show consideration for their environment, to reduce their usae of single-use plastic bottles and to tidy up after themselves. 

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