ICC Malaysia @ Terengganu – congratulations to them!
“Rubbish collected from the 2-hour clean up weighed a total of 395.6kg. Data collected showed that the top three culprits of marine debris were cigarettes and cigarette filters (11.7%), plastic bags (9.2%), and plastic beverage bottles (8.5%).
Rampai Niaga Sdn. Bhd general manager Jesse Siew said, “After years of organising the ICC in Malaysia, I am always distressed by the growing amount of trash we collect but heartened by the increasing number of volunteers and the changes we are able to bring about in ourselves to be better stewards of our environment,” she shares.
“This year, I want to highlight the harm that plastic causes to marine wildlife. We have just released three juvenile hawksbill turtles to the ocean and I pray everyday that they don’t choke to death on a plastic bag,” added Siew.”
See this article from earlier this year “Plastics Killing Terengganu’s Turtles” – Bernama, 24 Jul 2011.
Thanks to Ria Tan, WildSingapore for the alert!