Cleanup Diary 24 Jan 2017

  At a press conference with Sky News at Lap Sap Wan at Cape D’Aguilar in Shek O. Hard to believe that there had been a major cleanup operation at this site. The large pieces of refuse draw the eye, but it is what can easily go unnoticed under your feet that is very worrying. […]

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Cleanup Diary 25 Oct 2015

Italian Chamber of Commerce cleans up Lamma Island Just finished a fab clean up at Yung Shue Wan with a team from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. All to help the Hong Kong Cleanup. What a lovely bunch of people, who tackled what looked at first glance like a clean beach, but […]

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Cleanup Diary 14 Nov 2014

Singaporean International School with Liina Klaus I was thinking that engaging 80 school kids on the beach at Pak Kok might be a bit of a challenge. Previous experience had shown that some kids just don’t want to pick up trash even when you’re standing there holding a bag for them. Artist Liina Klaus showed […]

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Cleanup Diary 31 Oct 2014

Yung Shue Wan Beach with Banyan House Pre-School. Bringing kids to the beach should not be all about rubbish, but equally, we cannot bring them up to ignore the problem. When I started cleaning the beach at Yung Shue Wan, I could hear mother’s walking past with their kids telling them it was too dirty […]

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Press Release: Winner of Brand on the Beach 2014 joins cleanup

Vita Water joins cleanup on beach where volunteers count plastic bottles HONG KONG 5 March 2014: For an entire year, volunteers collected and sorted waste found on beaches by brand label. 2872 plastic bottles were picked up and identified by brand, with the top 10 brands accounting for 55% of the bottles recovered. These brands […]

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Short story: Beach Party 2013

Beach Party by P. K. Pebbles My name is Pebbles, though for much of my existence I was without a name. That was before the lady with the pink hat came along. I like the name. It suits me. It’s something to aspire to. The P. K. stands for Pak Kok, a name of place […]

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Press Release: Winner Brand on the Beach 2013

Vitasoy Water wins the most popular “Brand on the Beach” award. (HONG KONG) 6 th March 2013: For three months, volunteers collected and sorted waste found on beaches by brand label. After 3 clean ups, 1112 plastic bottles with 761 different identifiable brand labels were found. Vitasoy Water is the brand which has the most bottles […]

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Cleanup Diary 4 Dec 2010

Path from Banyan School to Tai Peng New Village  No volunteers (again due to my failure to communicate, where did the week go?) but the Wilsons set off again to clean up some rubbish. This time it was the path up to our house. For quite some time, when coming up the hill laden down […]

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Cleanup Diary 27 Nov 2010

  PO WAH YUEN SITTING AREA AND BEACH AND PAGODA PAST THE FISHERMAN’S VILLAGE No volunteers this time, just the Wilsons off on another litter pick up. I had lacked the energy to email an appeal for volunteers after a rather exhausting trip to Hanoi, but no matter, there will be a next time. This […]

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