On Tuesday, the 15 May, 28 employees from Diamonds International got together to clean up a portion of Seven Mile Beach.
The team removed cigarette butts, plastic straws, soda cans and many other items from the stretch of beach between Public Beach and Tiki Beach.
Marine debris is becoming one of the biggest threats to our oceans and 80 per cent comes from land. To actively participate in keeping Cayman’s beaches clean is the only way to save the oceans and our planet, the firm said in a news release and encouraged everyone to make a difference.
“There is more work to do to make Grand Cayman litter free and it is a team effort” says On Azriel, general manager of Diamonds International.
Diamonds International received support from the Department of Environmental Health, which provided garbage bags and disposable gloves.
“Our goal is to inspire community and to increase awareness of the problems of marine debris and beach litter,” Mr. Azriel said.
Diamonds International has recently launched the “Make a Difference” programme whereby, on a designated day each month, employees will team together to participate in volunteering projects around the island. “We feel it is important to be actively engaged in Cayman’s community service, helping out wherever we can and giving back to the community who so warmly welcomed us to this Island,” Mr. Azriel said.