Beach Clean-Up & Trash Audit
EVENT DATE & TIME
4 Sep, 2019 - 4 Sep, 2020
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Malaysia is ranked 8th in the world for worst polluters of mismanaged plastic waste.
WHO ARE WE
Reef Check was established in the USA in 1996 to raise awareness on the importance of, and threats to, coral reefs. The local chapter, Reef Check Malaysia (RCM), was registered as a non-profit organisation in 2007 to engage with the local community as well as protect, restore and revive coral reefs in Malaysia.
RCM partners with a global network of trained and certified EcoDiver volunteers to conduct annual Reef Check surveys to assess the health of reefs around the islands of Malaysia. RCM also conducts education and awareness programmes, along with coral reef rehabilitation programmes.
Reef Check is active in 82 countries and territories throughout the world.
Reef Check Malaysia needs your help in a beach trash audit! We want to collect consistent data every week on the type of trash found and if possible, where the trash originates from.
We need 5 volunteers every Saturday for one year to head to Pantai Kelanang, pick up trash for 1-2 hours, record the type of trash found (e.g. plastic bottles, straws, food wrappers, etc.) and where the trash might originate from based on their labels if they are still intact e.g. Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand etc.
We want to raise awareness on the impact of waste, especially plastic waste, on the marine environment. During the clean-up, you will need to collect important data on the trash collected. If we have data every week for one year, we can analyse what type of trash found – source from Malaysia or other countries, higher volumes during monsoon, changes in amount of trash, etc. Reliable statistics empower us to lobby for a change in our recycling and waste management habits.
We do expect volunteers to be self-organizing, which means that there will not be a Reef Check staff present each week at the beach clean-up. However, it is fairly easy to meet up with fellow volunteers at the location (Pantai Kelanang is not very big) and collect trash data :) We will provide you with information, a mobile app to use, and contact details of fellow volunteers. You could also gather 5 family members and friends to make it a group activity!
Please register via Sedunia.
Please visit event organizer website/page or email organizers at [email protected] for registration procedures.