Beach cleaning-help saving lives under water
Photo by https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/chart-of-the-day-in-just-one-day-volunteers-picked-up-20-million-pieces-of-trash-from-beaches/
What and why
Beach cleaning is the process of removing trash and debris from the beach. It is a necessary activity to keep beaches clean and safe for humans and animals. Beach cleaning is a form of environmental sustainability. It helps to preserve the natural beauty of the beach and prevents pollution. It also protects sea animals from ingesting or becoming entangled in the trash. Beach cleaning is important for the health and safety of all beachgoers. It also helps to preserve the beach ecosystem. If you are interested in helping to keep beaches clean, there are a few things you can do:
- Pick up any trash you see on the beach.
- Spread the word to your friends and family about the importance of beach cleaning.
- Participate in a beach clean-up event.
By taking these simple steps, you can help to save lives under the water and make a difference in the fight against pollution.
It is estimated that there are more than 7.5 million pieces of plastic littering the world’s beaches. This trash can disastrously affect marine life, birds, and other animals that mistake it for food. It can also cause flooding and erosion.
Beach clean-ups are a great way to help protect the environment. By picking up trash, you can prevent it from harming wildlife and keep our beaches clean and beautiful.
So next time you’re at the beach, take a few minutes to pick up any trash you see. It’s a small act that can make a big difference.
Sea cleaning in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the most populated places on Earth, and it is also one of the world’s largest financial centres. It has a population of more than 7.4 million people who live in an area of just 1,104 square kilometres. Hong Kong produces 15,000 tons of municipal waste per day. And more than a quarter of waste is dumped into the ocean.
I first joined the sea cleaning society as a school activity. Why did I make this decision?
When I was seven years old, I first went back to Hong Kong. Our family was invited to a boat party. There were drinks and food, and this produced a lot of rubbish. I saw people dumping plastic dishes, tableware, and drink cans into the water while they were finished, and there were multiple ships in the area. Imagine every ship doing the same thing and how much waste will be thrown into the sea daily. Plastic bags and cans were floating on the sea. And this action makes me feel disappointed. Hong Kong residents give me a bad influence.
I live near the seaside, so it is convenient for me to jog daily. The wind and the fresh air always make you feel perfect. But you can always smell the waves of stink, and I didn’t know that in the first few months. Then one day, I started jogging in the morning, and now I know why there was a stink near the seaside. There were multiple water pipes linked to the buildings, which meant the infected water was discharged directly to the river, which was linked to the oceans. There were even tons of garbage floating down the river. I’ve never seen this before in Canada or another country. How come there were some unsustainable designs for polluting their own city, and how come no one cares about the environment where they live?
The animals were underwater. Their environment was infected. Imagine you were living in a landfill, and you were helpless. The waste was even threatening your life.
People on Earth were self-centred. This popped into my mind when I saw all these inhuman and unethical actions. After all this, there was a change in school. A company came to my high school and gave a talk on a topic related to sea pollution, and they provided an opportunity for the students to recognize what humans are doing to the sea. It is a valuable lesson to me that humans should get more education about sustainability. This could make them live longer and protect the Earth as well.
Photo by https://stock.adobe.com/au/images/beach-cleaning-volunteers-protect-sea-coast-from-pollution-people-picking-up-trash-from-beaches-environmental-protection-illustration-garbage-trash-and-cleaning-beach-ecological-outdoor/388294969?as_campaign=ftmigration2&as_channel=dpcft&as_campclass=brand&as_source=ft_web&as_camptype=acquisition&as_audience=users&as_content=closure_asset-
After all these similar activities, you will never forget. It fulfils your guilt. You will always realize how humans treat their earth and how sustainability education is important. Also, you can meet a group of non-selfish humans. It makes your life better with a better environment and a better personality.
Beach clean-ups are a great way to protect the environment and keep our beaches clean. But they can’t do it alone. We need your help to spread the word about the importance of beach clean-ups and get more people involved. Here are a few ways you can help:
-Share this video with your friends and family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKFV9IquMXA
-Write a blog post about why beach clean-ups are important and share it with your friends and family.
-Share this infographic with your friends and family:
Photo by https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/467811480025178861/
-Make a poster or flyer about beach clean-ups and post it in your community.
-Talk to your friends and family about
Beach cleaning is important because it helps to keep our beaches and oceans clean. This benefits not only the environment but also the creatures that live in the water. You can help to save lives under the water by picking up trash on the beach, spreading the word about the importance of beach cleaning, and participating in beach clean-up events. Share this infographic with your friends and family to get the conversation started about why beach cleaning is so important, sea pollution is always a wicked problem, and to reduce the effect it brings, we need everyone to join part and help.
You could share this blog by clicking these media logos. (help spread the word to save animals underwater)
Also, follow our social media to get updates on the events.