On 19th September 2020, 107 people were involved in the International Coastal Clean Up Day (ICC) 2020 programme on Mantanani Island. Two beach cleaning activities and two underwater clean-ups took place. From this activity, as much as 3691 garbage items have been collected, totalling 402 kg.
Here are the top five waste collected for ICC on Mantanani Island:
Plastic bottles - 2198
Polysterene - 570
Food wrappers - 381
Plastic packaging - 243
Plastic bags - 172
If we can keep making sure that no garbage will end up in the sea with everyone's cooperation, we can definitely do our parts for our sea, for our beach, and for our beloved island!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event successful!
From April to June this year, our team has prevented 12,642 plastic bottles from discarded into the sea making it up to 22,421 bottles collected just for this year alone. The bottles were collected and sent to our Mantanani Plastic Recycling Centre. The bottles will be compressed to reduced the volume before sending it out to mainland. In June, we have sent out 593kg of plastic bottles to the recycling company in Kota Kinabalu.
On April 24th, we have also replicated the successful waste management system from Siring Bukit Village to Padang Village. The replication started off with 30 houses and will be expanded to cover the whole Padang Village periodically. After almost two months of replication, the household members that participate in this trial are getting more familiar with the segregation and habit of keeping their trash for the collection instead of discarding it to the sea. Since the replication, we have managed to prevent 2,189kg of trash from ending up polluting our reefs ecosystem. In summary, a total of 52 houses are now part of our waste management system, and the total amount of waste prevented since January to June is approximately 4990kg, of which 90% are food waste.
For our ocean, for our biodiversity, for our generation and future!
Since early Jan to 19th of May 2020, our team has collected over 11,000 plastic bottles through our Plastic bottles recycling program.
Last year we have collected and recycled over 50,000 plastic bottles.
Normally plastic bottles are discarded to the sea or burn due to the absence of recycling system on the island. However, Reef Check Malaysia has set up a plastic recycling system in Mantanani and with the active participation from local community, we have successfully reduce the number of plastic bottles from ending up in our sea.
So let's ensure our plastic get recycled so we won't be wasting more resources to produce more plastic.
At the moment, we have recycling bins distributed around the island and covering more than 100 houses. Hopefully we will be able to cover all houses by end of this year!
Thank you to Mantanani villagers and GlobalGiving donors for the active support and participation!!
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