Riau Beach Port Dickson, 3 December 2018 – Lush Malaysia, Avillion Port Dickson and Green Ocean Movement recently collaborated for a Beach Clean-up Campaign to spread Awareness on Saving our Oceans from Plastic.
Every year tons of garbage end up in the oceans due to indiscriminate disposal of waste. Sixty percent of this waste is plastic. Plastics are very hazardous to marine life, killing more than a million birds and over 100,000 seals, turtles, whales and fish in our oceans.
A total of 85 Media partners, 5 Social Media Influencers and Celebrities as well as volunteers joined the organizers to participate in the beach clean-up. Within 2 hours, we collected a total of 180kg and 8,000 pieces of trash comprising mostly plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic containers, cigarette butts and sweet wrappers. All of which are supposed to be thrown into recycle bins but instead, ended up in our oceans and beach.
We strongly believe that the only thing that should be left on our beaches are our footprints. As the saying goes, “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”