Close to 40 MediaCorp staff rolled up their sleeves on Saturday morning to take part in this year's International Coastal Cleanup. It is an annual event conducted in about 100 countries around the world, coordinated by US-based non-profit organisation The Ocean Conservancy.This is the first time MediaCorp is supporting the programme as part of its Saving Gaia Initiative - a month-long campaign promoting environmental awareness and going green.
Volunteers picked up around 330 kilogrammes of trash - including items like glassware, plastic bags, styrofoam and food wrappers - from Selimang Beach in Sembawang on Saturday.
The trash was itemised and weighed, with the information submitted to governmental and international organisations. It is hoped that the information will help the organisations educate the public on marine debris issues. - CNA/al