‘Garbarge’ delivers tonnes of marine debris recovered from B.C. coast

CTV Vancouver
Published Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:15PM PDT

A barge loaded with 40 tonnes of garbage and marine debris from the west coast of Vancouver Island delivered its payload to the mainland Tuesday.

The trash was collected from remote beaches by hundreds of volunteers over the past seven months, an operation organizers at Living Oceans Society have dubbed the largest marine debris cleanup ever conducted in Canada.

Their efforts were made possible by donations and, as much of the waste likely comes from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, by a grant provided by the Japanese government.


A vessel dubbed the “garbarge” delivers a payload of marine debris that was collected at remote Vancouver Island beaches over the past seven months. Sept. 27, 2016. (CTV)