Beach Cleanup

Through our ‘Trash to Treasure’ event, Roots & Shoots groups from Canadian International School and Hong Kong Academy both spent the day cleaning up the shorelines of Hong Kong. Despite a cold rainy weather, the students’ passion inspired the parents and nearby hikers to join the effort as well. Combining everyone’s individual effort, a total of 140kg of trash were collected. A breakdown of the trash collected can be viewed below. The clean up was so successful that it was featured on the EPD Clean Shorelines website. Visit the links below to see them in action!

Canadian International School
ENGLISH: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/clean_shorelines/node/425.html
– 33 large, biodegradable plastic bags of trash
– 10 bags of Styrofoam alone (kids described it as hundreds of thousands of pieces in varying sizes)
– approximately 200-300 glass and plastic bottles (4 bags worth)
–  approximately 200 cutlery and straws
– 50-60 bags, wrappers and nets
– 60 cigarettes/lighters
– 50 -100 metal pieces & metallic wrapping
– 50 – 60 clothes & fragments
– 100-200 flip flops/rubber material + a 2 foot x 2 foot bundle of excess flip flop rubber’

Hong Kong Academy
ENGLISH: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/clean_shorelines/node/426.html
CHINESE: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/clean_shorelines/tc/node/426.html
– Plastic bottles – 5kg
– Plastic bags/other bags – 15kg
– Styrofoam – 7kg
– Plastic bottle caps – 3kg
– Random (includes fishing gear) – 92kg
– Shoes – 5kg
– Big plastic – 9kg
– Metal/aluminum cans – 2kg