800 volunteers attend campaign to clean up beach in Da Nang

Wednesday, 2019-08-07 17:37:52
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Volunteers collect rubbish along Kim Lien beach. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – More than 800 local volunteers in Da Nang city participated in the “Save the Ocean” campaign to clean up 500m of Kim Lien beach in Hoa Khanh Bac ward, Lien Chieu district, Da Nang city on August 7.

The event was jointly held by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF - Vietnam), the Da Nang Department of Natural Resources and Environment and Prudential Vietnam.

A representative from WWF said that approximately eight million tonnes of waste enter the oceans each year, raising the accumulated plastic waste in oceans to 150 million tonnes. Of which, 80% of plastic garbage originates from the mainland.

People are estimated to lose about US$500-2,500 billion each year due to the impact of plastic waste on the oceans.

The “Save the Ocean” event is expected to raise awareness of the community and local people about the harmful effects of plastic waste and actions they can implement into their daily lives for a cleaner environment.

The event is part of the project "For a plastic-free community" launched by WWF - Vietnam with three main activities including community communication, child education and business engagement.