Green Post: Look What they have been throwing!

On Earth day, some 2,800 volunteers scoured the 5.7km stretch of Gurney Drive, Tanjung Bungah and Batu Ferringhi in Penang, Malaysia to collect garbage. The number of volunteers far exceeded the 2,500 people targetted and Pulau Tikus assemblyman Koay Teng Hai said the Penang state government might consider applying for this event to be listed as the biggest clean-up operation in the Malaysia Book of Records. Universiti Sains Malaysia Marine and Coastal Studies Centre researchers reported that 5.7 tonnes of garbage were collected from Gurney Drive, 0.3 tonnes from Batu Ferringhi and 0.4 tonnes from Tanjung Bungah. More than 48,000 items were in the entire pile of garbage and among these were a refrigerator, a bulldozer tyre,diapers, undergarments, condoms and lubrication bottles from Gurney Drive. A total of 51 condoms, 128 diapers, 222 tampons and 53 syringes were picked up during the four-hour clean-up. You'd wonder what people would throw next!

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Comments

Liudmila said…
Here the volunteers clean the beaches too. Peole leave all rubbish where they sit.
footiam said…
There are people who throw and there are people who pick up the pieces everywhere!

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