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International Coastal Cleanup

International Coastal Cleanup 2018

On October 20, 2018, Ocean Park organised “International Coastal Cleanup 2018”to show undivided support for marine debris reduction and ocean conservation.

A total of 130 kg of coastal trash was picked up by around 50 volunteers of Ocean Park SmartFun Annual Pass holders and Ocean Park staff at a beach near the Park. The debris were in different materials and the most common items collected were foam pieces (1762 pieces). The volunteers also collected 641 pieces of plastic wastes including disposable plastic bottles, take away containers and small fragmented pieces. This indicates that it is necessary to reduce the use of disposable plastic products in our daily lives without further delay.

Other than collecting trash, the volunteer team, including 12 families, enjoyed a “Nature Play” activity in the event. They searched for their favourite shell at the beach. Children then sorted the shells by the size and discovered there were diverse shapes and forms among them. This showed that the coast actually nurtured many small living organisms. Through the activity, Ocean Park wished to encourage participants to be more observant while being in the nature and to understand that all marine debris has a bad impact on both animas’ and humans’ health. We can all play a part in protecting the ocean through simple and effective action in our everyday life by producing less wastes.

Justin, one of the Ocean Park mascots who enjoyed cleaning up the beach, joined us after the event and celebrated that the Park has organised the International Coastal Cleanup for 15 consecutive years. He presented the certificates to all volunteers in order to appreciate their dedication of time and encourage them to continue to substitute disposable plastic products for reusable water bottles, cutlery and shopping bags.
 

    International Coastal Cleanup 2017

    Ocean Park has continuously demonstrated its undivided support for ocean conservation. We advocates for using less disposable plastic, leading to debris free oceans. Guests are encouraged not to use drinking straws and single-use disposable plastic bottles by providing drinking fountain. The Park has also organised the International Coastal Cleanup for 14 consecutive years.

    On 14th October, 2017, a total of 187 kg of coastal trash was picked up by 80 volunteers of Ocean Park SmartFun Annual Pass holders, Drainage Services Department and Ocean Park staff . The debris included numerous plastic products, of which the most common items collected were foam pieces (4497 pieces) and plastic bottles (597 pieces). This indicates that it is necessary to reduce the use of disposable plastic products in our daily lives without further delay.

    Marine debris has a bad impact on marine animals’ and humans’ health. We can all play a part in protecting the ocean through simple and effective action in our everyday life. Join us by reducing your use of plastic by substituting disposable plastic products for reusable water bottles, cutlery and shopping bags.

     
     
     
     

    International Coastal Cleanup 2016

    Ocean Park has continuously demonstrated its undivided support for ocean conservation. Besides launching the “Blue Matters” conservation campaign, the Park has also organised the International Coastal Cleanup for 13 consecutive years.

    This year, we held the event in Ha Pak Nai, a wetland area located on the Western side of Yuen Long, for the first time. While it is widely known for its beautiful sunset views, the mudflats of Ha Pak Nai are also an important habitat for young horseshoe crabs. On 15th & 29th October, a total of 577.7kg of coastal trash was picked up by groups of Ocean Park SmartFun Annual Pass holders, Drainage Services Department volunteers, and Ocean Park staff helpers. The debris included numerous plastic products and construction materials, of which the most common items collected were foam pieces and plastic bottles. This indicates that it is necessary to reduce the use of disposable plastic products in our daily lives without further delay.

    Marine debris has a bad impact on marine animals’ and humans’ health. We can all play a part in protecting the ocean through simple and effective action in our everyday life. Join us by reducing your use of plastic by substituting disposable plastic products for reusable water bottles, cutlery and shopping bags.