River clean-up planned for Saturday

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Record Staff

Compton-Stanstead MP and ­Minister of International ­Development Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Action Saint-François will be hosting the Compton-Stanstead Community Clean-up Challenge on September 8. The activity is part of a great pan-Canadian initiative to ­collect garbage and plastics that ­otherwise could end up in our ­waterways.
In Canada, only 9% of plastics are recycled and every year, 8 million tonnes of plastic circulate in our oceans, smothering wildlife, and ­destroying the natural spaces. More than 90 per cent of all seabirds have plastic in their stomachs. Scientists estimate that by 2050 there may be more plastic than fish in our oceans.
On September 8, citizens have the opportunity that all can do their part to reverse these statistics!

Meeting spot
Participants are asked to gather at La Grenouillère parking lot in downtown Sherbrooke at 8 a.m. The clean-up will continue until noon. Published in the Wednesday, September 5 edition of The Record.

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