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Volunteers at it again! Go Volunteers!!! Go ZaCLEANthos

The superb work of volunteers continues with “ZaCLEANthos”. The team cleared the roads in the Giatani. Most of the he volunteers from abroad, but their love for Zakynthos has prompted them to begin cleaning up various areas on our island.

Six people helped in the clean-up, and the most striking was that a woman from Switzerland on holiday joined in on the event.

A total of 23 bags were collected within two hours of uninterrupted effort by volunteers.

Vendula Vasickova, a member of ZaCLEANthos, stated:-  “This road is a main road. We know the season is over, but we need to be ready for next year. We should not have ditches full of plastic. The more you go to the junction, the more trash you see. So much is the amount of rubbish that even water will not flow through the ditches during winter. “

A message from a new member of ZaCleanthos on their Facbook page also stated:-

We loved coming to Zante, our first trip there (Oct 1st-8th) we were so very sad at all the rubbish and plastic everywhere but were super happy to find you guys on here and wanted to say a big thank you for all your efforts 👏🏻🌎 We did our part (well a small part) whilst we were there with a little beach clean and a road side clean. I also wrote to our hotel (Atlantica) and TUI stating that they must also do more. Tourists cannot keep coming to a haven like Zante and keep destroying it and then having you good people clear up after them…They wouldn’t do it in their own garden back home so why do it here! Anyway..here are some photos and keep up the good fight 💪🏼💚 We are with you!

Giatani was their first voluntary clean-up for this year, and the team’s next goal is to clean roads in Ampelokipi.

About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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2 comments

  1. People are always blaming tourists for dumping rubbish but we stay in zakynthos all summer in a village and there is always lots of rubbish dumped along roads. As these are not tourist areas it is obvious the offenders are locals, they need to be educated in keeping their beautiful island clean! You dont see any locals volunteering to help clean up !

    • Thanks for your comment. We do not blame tourists, our posts highlight rubbish issues in general and sadly it is a variety of people who contribute.
      In regards to locals cleaning up, there are a lot of locals who belong to the volunteer groups and do help clean up.

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