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Leading Mauritian luxury property developer, 2Futures, supported World Cleanup Day with an organised clean-up in Grand Gaube in the north of the island in September.
“At 2Futures, we take protecting our environment to heart. Our team is fully committed to following guiding principles as regards on-site protection of local fauna and flora on our construction sites,” says 2Futures senior executive Junaid Salehmohamed.”We decided to focus our efforts on Ocean Grand Gaube, located on a stretch of pristine coastline that we would like to see remain that way.” The luxury property development offers resort-style facilities to those who want to experience the idyllic island lifestyle.
2Futures team members spent the day collecting plastic and litter.
Mauritius is one of up to 180 countries that participated in World Cleanup Day, held on Saturday, September 19. Event organiser Let’s Do It World motivated millions of people from Australia to Hawaii into creating a healthier and cleaner planet. They also set a further goal to collect 1 billion cigarette butts. That number is consumed annually in Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden alone.
Six trillion cigarette butts are produced each year, 75% of which end up in nature, contributing to the micro-plastic problem in the world today. One cigarette filter contains more than 150 poisonous toxins and can ruin 1,000 litres of water.
Those unable to participate in person were encouraged to do a digital cleanup instead. By deleting all unnecessary files from digital devices, their lifespan is extended, and the amount of CO2 waste is decreased.
World Cleanup Day is the opening event for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Action Week, which runs from 18-26 September 2020.
The global coordination of this event is funded by the Government of the Republic of Estonia. World Cleanup Day partners include African Union, AIESEC, Earth Day Network, Fridays for Future, Good Deeds Day, JCI, United Nations, UNESCO, and many more.