A special beach cleanup was organised by Plastic Free Seas over the weekend bringing volunteers together to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday September 16.
2017 marks the 31st anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup, and DBers turned out in force to be a part of the global conservation movement, which involved over half a million people collecting over eight million kilograms of trash in 2016.
Over 60 volunteers collected trash at Nim Shue Wan Beach yesterday, which will then be analysed based on type of rubbish, brand of packaging, country of origin and quantity collected.
According to Plastic Free Seas, the information will be used to ‘facilitate discussions and propose realistic solutions to the government.’ It will also be used in conjunction with other data collected all over the world for the Break Free from Plastic movement, an international collection of non-governmental organisations aiming to eliminate plastic pollution entirely.
A community forum on marine pollution will be held this Saturday September 23 from 2pm to 4pm at the Multi-purpose Hall in DB Plaza. Findings on the cleanup will be presented, as well as discussions on realistic solutions that can be proposed to the government in regard to marine pollution in Hong Kong. To find out more, visit https://goo.gl/Ni8AF6.
Image: Plastic Free Seas