On 16 September 2017, IDEA Campaign and “Tamiz Shahar” JSC held the 8th coastal cleanup event on Buzovna beach.
Over 200 eager volunteers turned up at one of Baku’s dirtiest beaches and helped to clean it and raise awareness on marine pollution.
Having been provided special waste collecting machines and equipped with all the necessary sanitary tools, the participants cleaned up the polluted plot of the shoreline. Together we have been able to remove nearly 4 tons of decomposing trash, which was afterwards sent to the Balakhani Solid Waste Sorting Plant for recycling.
The event caused a significant public interest and brought together participants of all different ages. Among the volunteers that joined the cleanup were students and faculty from such schools and academic institutions as Baku State University, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, State University of Economics, University of Languages, State Pedagogical University, Baku-Slavic University, Baku Slavic University, as well as private companies and representatives of the diplomatic corps.
As part of its marine environment protection efforts, IDEA attaches special attention to the water quality improvement both in the Caspian Sea and in internal waters. Traditionally, IDEA organizes series of similar beach and river cleanups every year, attracting more and more public support each time.
Regardless of the season, IDEA Campaign calls upon everyone to join its cleanup initiatives to protect marine biodiversity and make the contribution to the global fight against the environmental problems!