The staff of Bank of Maldives (BML) joined in on the global #TrashTag challenge on the occasion of World Environment Day.
The initiative was taken by BML staff working in islands or who traveled to islands for the Eid al-Fitr holidays, who cleaned up the environment and posted photos on social media with the hashtag #TrashTagMV before and after the clean-up for comparison.
The challenge was well-received by the public, who also contributed to the initiative by taking up the challenge to make Maldives trash-free.
Islands cleaned under #TrashTagMV include
- Kulhudhuffushi, Haa Dhaalu Atoll
- Milandhoo, Shaviyani Atoll
- Funadhoo, Shaviyani Atoll
- Naifaru, Lhaviyani Atoll
- Gan, Laamu Atoll
- Dhiffushi, Kaafu Atoll
- Gemanafushi, Gaafu Alif Atoll
- Kolamaafushi, Gaafu Alif Atoll
- Maamendhoo, Gaafu Alif Atoll
Various areas of capital Male' were also cleaned up under the initiative.
According to BML, the main aim of #TrashTagMV is to protect and conserve the environment, as well as raise awareness about the issue.
Minister of Environment Dr Hussain Rasheed Hassan congratulated, commended and endorsed the #TrashTagMV challenge.