Boracay Island celebrated the International Coastal Clean-up Day, wherein 80 kg of ocean trash was collected

Boracay Island celebrated the International Coastal Clean-up Day, wherein 80 kg of ocean trash was collected

Last September 18, a clean-up drive was done in Boracay Island, and about 80 kilos of ocean waste were collected in observance with the annual International Coastal Clean-up Day.

Under the Proclamation No. 470, s. 2003, the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) is celebrated yearly and is held every third Saturday of September. ICC is also part of the global coastal clean-up celebrations.

Boracay International Coastal clean-up drive
Photo by DiveGurus Boracay

According to the DENR Region VI website, ICC encourages people to remove trash from the world’s beaches and waterways to free our oceans, especially plastics that pollute the water and marine life.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) led the clean-up drive in Boracay, in coordination with Boracay Business Administration of Scuba School (BBASS), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO).

On the Facebook page of the DiveGurus Boracay, they and Freedive Boracay, lifeguards, Deparis Resort (Deparis Beach resort), and OceanRipplePh (oceanrippleph) also cooperated to clean up the ocean trash.

Furthermore, ICC is the largest volunteer effort for the environment, which is participated by over 199 countries.

Below is the list of ocean waste that was collected:
Glass:
- Bottles x110 pcs
- Glass shards: 15kg

Rubber:
- Tires x1 pcs
- Shoes x16 pcs

Plastic:
- Containers/bottles x48pcs
- PVC x1
- Plastic fragments: 2kg

Cans:
- Aluminum/tin: 2kg
- Textiles: 7kg

Fishing Gear:
- PE lines x11 meters
- Nylon line x6 meters

Residual Waste:
- Face masks x6pcs
- Diapers x8 pcs
- Sacks x6 pcs

(Photo by: DiveGurus Boracay)


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