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Sat 18 Sep 2004

International Coastal Cleanup Singapore

Category : envt

Results are streaming in very quickly this year and data has already come in for sites at Sembawang Park Beach, West Coast Park beach, Sungei Loyang and Sungei Kallang!

At Kranji mangroves alone, some 3.1 tonnes were categorised and disposed - photos and result can be viewed from the ICCS webpage. Bags, straws, food wrappers and containers constituted 64% of the total number of items collected; a considerable part of that being styrofoam. The trash was removed by both sweat ops (trolley and wheelbarrows) and wet ops (canoe and boat) to proper disposal sites by 4pm.

The Punggol site made the news with a report of a wholly teacher's group working there, in this day age of the five day week! See "Teachers take part in coastal cleanup of Punggol beach," by Ca-Mie De Souza, Channel News Asia, 18 Sep 2004 . [pdf]

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