Keeping the shoreline clean

27  November  2015

On 7 November, the Airport Authority (AA) hosted the annual coastal cleanup initiated by Ocean Conservancy. Over 70 AA staff and their families and friends cleaned up the shores of Shui Hau Wan in Southern Lantau. Shui Hau Wan is ecologically important as it supports a wide variety of coastal species and is a nursery ground for horseshoe crabs.

The volunteers collected 246 kg of debris which included beverage cans, fishing net and plastic bags. During the activity, the participants also captured images and recorded the types of trash collected for future analysis. Green Council (the official coordinator for the International Coastal Cleanup in Hong Kong) will use the result to identify the sources and devise long-term solutions on the problem of marine debris. Click here to know more about the event.