More than 50 volunteers removed 540 pounds of rubbish from Sand Hole Beach in West Bay on Saturday morning as part of a Plastic Free Cayman clean-up.

The 53 volunteers were joined by Cayman Miss World contestants who helped with the clean-up. This year’s pageant has a strong emphasis on the environment.

Department of Environment Conservation Officer Casey Keller also came along to talk to the volunteers and educate them about turtle nesting.

Kerwin Ebanks of art collective STOAK’D also attended, to gather waste for an art project.

Plastic Free Cayman’s next targeted cleanup will be held on 4 Aug. in South Sound.