Three cubic metres of trash collected during the Shoreline Cleanup at Arthur Therrien Park
On September 17, Port of Montreal employees pitched in for the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup organized by Fednav in collaboration with Kildair, Urgence Marine and Youth of Shipping.
All in all, the volunteers picked up 1 cubic metre of recycling, 1 cubic metre of steel and 1 cubic metre of trash at Arthur Therrien Park in Verdun. Many bottles, cans, and food wrappers such as candy bars were among the items collected, along with a grocery basket, a boat seat, Bixi handles, a garden hose and a tire. This waste was then sorted and disposed of properly.
Conserving green spaces, ecosystems and the biodiversity of the St. Lawrence River is one of the Port of Montreal’s top sustainable development priorities. A big thank you and congratulations to all the volunteers who took part in this community effort!