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Cleantech’s beach clean-up project concludes

2 May, 2021

Cleantech (Pvt) Ltd., a solid waste management solutions company, recently concluded a year-long beach clean-up project covering a six km beach strip between Mount Lavinia and Wellawatte, an initiative led by Port City Colombo. 

The project ‘Lassana Werala’ involved daily cleaning efforts facilitated by the Wana Arana Foundation, a Youth Environmental Organization, and concluded on  March 31 with 154,080 kgs of collected waste.

A significant portion of the waste collection was attributed to but not limited to plastic waste, PET and glass bottles, beer cans, fishing nets,and cigarette filters. Fabric waste, rubber slippers, tires, styrofoam, food waste, invasive plants, and coconut shells, husks and leaves were significant sources of pollution as well. The majority of waste collected during the beach clean-up was carefully segregated and recycled to partner companies engaged in sustainable manufacturing.

“In addition to keeping our beaches clean,our objective was to gain deeper insight into the waste and marine debris profile in one of the most urbanized shores in Sri Lanka. The waste collected during the past year was significant and paves way for our organisation to better understand the gaps in current solid waste management practices and optimise recycling and resource recovery options as a solution.We believe that collaboration is key to accomplishing mammoth tasks such as these and consider it a privilege to have been part of the ‘Lassana Werala’ initiative along with like-minded partners on a cohesive mission to safeguard our environment,” said Operations Manager of Cleantech (Pvt) Ltd., Gihan Chamara.