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Tue 25 Jul 2006

Blue Water Volunters start ICCS with a cleanup of Chek Jawa mangroves

Category : coastalcleanup

The International Coastal Cleanup Singapore got to an early start last Saturday 22 Jul 2006 with a special session arranged by the Blue Water Volunteers at Chek Jawa mangroves and beaches.

35 volunteers cleaned and collected data over 180 meters of shoreline (2,700 sq. m.) around Chek Jawa, filling 91 trash bags with 4,615 items weighing 883kg. Approximately 78% of all they collected was plastic and 74% of the trash types were categorised as "Shoreline and Recreational Activities".

Coordinator Loh Tse-Lynn reported,

"We cleaned the back mangrove area of the visitor area (Section 1), and the shoreline next to House No. 1 (South CJ, facing Sekudu, Sections 2 & 3) from 3.00pm to 4.30pm. Interesting things we picked up included a fire extinguisher and a sofa."

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Earlier that Saturday, a group of Raffles Museum Toddycats met in the morning to pack information packs for the island-wide operation that will be conducted on the Saturdays of 9th (mangrove) and 16th (beach) of September 2006. Annually, more than 2,000 people take to the shores of Singapore in an effort to recognise the problem and understand the specifics of marine trash pollution in Singapore.

Posted at 11:49AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news