Join the crew for the Hong Kong Cleanup
- Written by November 24, 2015
Teams are still signing up daily to take part in the annual Hong Kong Cleanup.
More than 150 teams have signed up and are conducting waste cleanups at beaches, country parks or city locations.
The environmental event aims marks its 15th anniversary by getting five per cent of the population involved in actively reducing the amount of rubbish they generate and to take a role in cleaning up the city.
Five per cent is deemed to be the required number to create a long-term behavioural change towards a greener city.
Teams can sign up to cleanup a relevant location and can also raise money for the Cleanup's charity partner, The Nature Conservancy.
During the 2014 cleanup more than 51,000 volunteers collected 3,894,000kg of trash over 1,847km of shorelines, country park trails and city streets.
More than eight million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean each year with China – including Hong Kong – the number one culprit.
Picture: Hong Kong Cleanup