Four of us from ICC Singapore joined staff of PT. Bintan Resort Cakrawala for the inaugural International Coastal Cleanup at Pulau Bintan, Indonesia.
The area we tackled is off the tourist route but an important turtle landing site at Pasir Panjang, along the north coast of Bintan Island. We had an invigorating morning and the thunderous rain held off long enough for us to tackle the beach and remove thousands of plastic bottles, more shoes and slippers than we ever saw before in our lives and much larger pieces of styrofoam than we are used to!
There was some serious hauling of trash up a small slope and the piles of major categories of trash was something we had been unable to do in Singapore. Now we’ll be able to use those photos to good effect during slide talks in future.
Main categories of trash?
Plastic (PET) bottles, styrofoam and shoes, sandals and slippers!
Photos by Ranan Samnya.
See also Hua Qin’s photos, Dewi’s photos and her “long story.”