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Sunday, April 24, 2005

220kg of trash in 90 mins

Saturday, April 23

As part of the Dive In to Earth Day celebrations, Seahounds Scuba, together with the generous support of ICCS and NParks, successfully ran a coastal clean up at Kranji mangroves.

As you can see, there were participants of all age groups. A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who partipated! This event was a success because of YOU!

The 25 participants, 5 crew and 4 Sungei Buloh staff cleared a total of 220kg of trash in under 90 minutes!

To better understand the amount of litter collected, all trash was identified, accounted for, and weighed.

Both volunteers and crew were hard at work. It takes some serious labour to move 220kg of trash! And delicately too, to minimise the damage to natural vegetation in the area. See all the saplings sprouting around the mangrove! They're very brittle!

Airani and Abby collating the total amount of trash collected: Plastic bags turned out to be the biggest form of litter, with 1,660 pieces being collected. Food wrappers/containers, and straws were second and third respectively. See the detailed data.

Data is sent to the Ocean Conservancy headquarters in Washington, as well as ICCS for record keeping.

The Dive In to Earth Day team: (From left) Krish, Zeehan, Debby, Abby, Adrian and Airani.

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