Vung Tau holds 'International Coastal Clean-up 2019'
  • | vneconomictimes | September 25, 2019 11:37 AM
Coastal clean-up along shoreline of southern Vung Tau city.

Non-profit Keep Vietnam Clean and Green in cooperation with the Vung Tau City People’s Committee, Ba Ria Vung Tau University, Dow Vietnam, CP Vietnam, and Timberland held “International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2019” on September 21 in southern Vung Tau city.

The event saw the participation of Mr. Tran Dinh Khoa, Member of the Standing Committee of the Ba Ria Vung Tau Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Vung Tau City Party Committee, Mr. Vu Hong Thuan, Vice Chairman of the Vung Tau City People’s Committee, and more than 450 volunteers, including workers, university students, and Youth Union members in Vung Tau.

Mr. Thuan addressed the gathering and urged everyone to respond to the coastal clean-up. “I urge everyone to join hands to protect the blue of the sea, for an ocean without plastic waste and to protect the environment,” he said.

Total waste of more than 500 kg was collected, with organic waste representing 10 per cent, recyclables 30 per cent, and non-recyclables 60 per cent.

More than 5,000 cigarette butts, 600 straws, 700 pieces of plastic and plastic bags, 200 bottles, 300 bottle tops, and thousands of small and micro pieces of plastic waste were picked up.

A message of anti-littering and reducing plastic waste has been spread around the local community, motivating people to protect the marine environment, sort their rubbish, and reduce plastic waste.

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