Bang Energy Drinks employees, volunteers help clean up Hobie Beach Island Park

MIAMI – Volunteers and employees of Bang Energy drinks with buckets in hand helped pick up trash and other debris at Hobie Beach Island Park along the Rickenbacker Causeway on Friday.

A free yoga class was on assembly for the cleanup crew before they got started to help them stretch out properly.

“We found some crazy things from forks to straws to plastic bottles-- it was honestly endless,” said Marketing Relations Manager for Bang Energy Drinks Wiam Oussir.

Bang Energy is based in Miami and the company claims it has reduced its plastic use by more than 98 percent.

Friday’s clean-up was to celebrate “International Coastal Clean Up Day,” which is on Saturday.

According to Bang Energy, there are more than clean-ups happening all over South Florida.

For more info on where and when, look in the “Don’t Trash Our Treasure” section on

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