Students battle marine trash at Changi beach

Published on 16 Nov 2017
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Do you love playing on Changi beach? We do, too! That’s why GIIS Balestier students and teachers of Eco-Club organized a beach clean-up activity at Changi Beach on 9 November 2017 in liaison with the National Environment Agency, Singapore.

When the students and teachers reached the venue at 7:30 a.m., but they were greeted by a long line of plastic bottles, Styrofoam, cigarettes, straws etc. After long hours of cleaning, the volunteers were able to collect around 3kgs of non-biodegradable wastes. Many of these pieces of trash were small plastics: a bold reminder of the importance of removing plastic from our beaches and oceans.

It was an eye opener for our students as well as teacher volunteers to see the amount of litter at the beach side. They learned the importance of maintaining clean beaches as the littering of plastics and waste eventually gets into the soil and not only impact the people but also hurt the wildlife.

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