Volunteers Help in Cleaning Up of Garbage in the City’s Coastline
Around 600 volunteers helped in the cleaning of 1,200 kilos of garbage coming from five areas of the city’s coastline. The cleanup was organized by the Shenzhen Mangrove Wetlands Conservation Foundation which is the first non government environmental protection foundation to be established in China. The city urban management bureau helped gather volunteers from governmental departments, private enterprises and other nongovernmental organizations.
The 600 volunteers were divided into 21 teams then were dispersed to help in picking up the garbage such as plastic bottles, cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic bags and fishing nets. Some volunteers said that the helping up of various garbage that was scattered among the beautiful coastline of the city opened their eyes in the effect of garbage in their surroundings. And a person’s sense of environmental protection still needs improving.
According to the foundation there are three major sources of garbage in the coastline and they are domestic waste that ended up in the sea, waste produced by fishing activities and waste littered by people directly. The volunteers have called for more efforts in the reducing and sorting of garbage and similar coastal cleanup activities are held in other Chinese cities as well.