Reef Check Malaysia (RCM) and Trash Hero Malaysia (TH) will be joining forces to conduct a nationwide clean-up effort in Malaysia on Saturday, 21st of September 2019. This effort is in conjunction with the International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICC) as well as the World Clean-up Day (WCUD), which fall on the same day this year.
Kuala Lumpur: Analysis of data collected during a clean-up on 3rd March reveals that nearly 2,700 kg of trash was cleared from Malaysia’s beaches. Plastic bottles and other plastic items accounted for a significant proportion of the trash collected, providing further evidence that urgent action is needed to address plastic pollution in our seas. The clean-up was conducted at 16 locations around Malaysia and involved over 500 people from 20 organizations. Together they cleaned trash from 15km of coastline, filling nearly 400 trash bags. Julian Hyde, General Manager of Reef Check Malaysia, which organized the clean-up, said: “We have been concerned about marine debris for some time. This clean-up shows just how big the problem is. Imagine if this were extrapolated to […]