(Duplicated) Beach Clean-Up and Trash Audit #38

Mission Completion Report

08 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019

by Reef Check Malaysia

HOSTED BY Reef Check Malaysia

A Brief Introduction

On 8 December 2019, 10 enthusiastic volunteers cleaned up Pantai Kelanang in Selangor. This is part of the weekly beach clean-up and trash audit. With reliable data on what has been collected at the same location every week. we will have robust statistics to lobby for a change in our recycling and littering habits in Malaysia.

Mission Details

  • Duration of the Mission 0 days
  • Active Mission Hours 2 hours
  • Number of Participants 10
  • Total Mission Cost RM 0.00
  • Location Pantai Kelanang
  • Sustainable Development Goals Addressed

Sustainable Development Goals Addressed

In the Field

Mission Outputs

  • Food Wrappers (candy, chips, etc.) 150
  • Cigarette Butts 142
  • Grocery Bags (Plastic) 120
  • Beverage Bottles (Plastic) 97
  • Straws, Stirrers

What has been accomplished

We want to raise awareness on the impact of waste, especially plastic waste, on the marine environment. During the clean-up, you will need to collect important data on the trash collected. If we have data every week for one year, we can analyse what type of trash found - source from Malaysia or other countries, higher volumes during monsoon, changes in amount of trash, etc. Reliable statistics empower us to lobby for a change in our recycling and waste management habits.

For example, a group collected the following items at Pantai Kelanang in September 2018:
- 332 plastic bottles
- 522 cigarette butts
- 140 plastic bags

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Final Words

Clean up our beaches and raise awareness on marine debris