Beach Clean-Up and Trash Audit #46

Mission Completion Report

01 Feb 2020 - 01 Feb 2020

by Reef Check Malaysia

HOSTED BY Reef Check Malaysia

A Brief Introduction

On 1 February 2020, 12 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 12
  • Total Mission Cost RM 0.00
  • Location Pantai Kelanang
  • Sustainable Development Goals Addressed

Sustainable Development Goals Addressed

In the Field

Mission Outputs

  • Cigarette Butts 268
  • Grocery Bags (Plastic) 248
  • Food Wrappers (candy, chips, etc.) 243
  • Other Trash (Clean Swell) 149
  • Cups, Plates (Plastic)

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