The COVID-19 coronavirus just made 2020 a worldwide drama. People are being affected everywhere. It is a terrifying issue, but we know that we could be safe if we do enough cautious protection. We sincerely hope everything goes well with you and your family no matter your race, nationality, religion, gender and age.
This spring is not dark entirely. Most people in China have already back to work, welcomed by peach and cherry blossom on the roads. Let me share you the recent progress of our project briefly here.
Both of the first and the second surveys have been carried out. The first survey report shows that the domestic litter distribution density is 1.5 pieces per square meter and 38 gram per square meter. 80.3% litter is plastics. Check the pdf attached to see the top 5 items of China beach litter this time!!!
Influenced by the coronavirus, only partial partners were able to carry out the second surveys. And they were noticed to control the number of attendees seriouly. We cannot wait to share you more details about it. And we hope the situation of fighting with coronavirus gets much much better at that time.
We are so glad to have your support and company in 2019. It is a super important year for us. We expand our monitoring network from 58 survey sites at the beginning of 2019 to 81 survey sites at the beginning of 2020 while we only had 12 survey sites in 2015. It is so crazy, isn't
At the same time, we are trying so hard to build capacity in our network. Our partners are from different backgrounds. including NGOs, companies, university societies and other social organisations. In biannual offline meetings, we share experience and communicate to each other in different fields such as funding, media, cooperation, and enviromental education.
By now, we have just finished the first survey in 2020. We believe, the monitoring project is going to work better in the new year. We really hope more people are aware of marine litter issue and doing some actions such as joining coastal cleanup and reducing individual waste production. And we wish that our work can accelerate the development of relevant policy and regulation towards a more environmental-friendly mode.
We sincerely appreaciate your support. Check more details in the document attached!