Over 12,000kg of rubbish collected from cleanup campaign

The Klinim Mosbi Campaign was a success with nearly 12,000kg of rubbish collected throughout Port Moresby City.

The cleanup campaign ran for five weeks from October 17 to November 20.

It was aimed to raise awareness on pollution and the impacts of plastic on the marine and coastal environment.

The initiative saw 37 different groups involved in the voluntary cleanup with 37 cleanup activities and also involved 29 presentations and community engagement and awareness.

The campaign is an initiative of the Sustainable Coastlines PNG (SCPNG) in partnership with the National Capital District Commission.

The campaign saw 94,964 litres of rubbish collected which included 150,000 600mL plastic bottles.

SCPNG founder and chief executive officer Ryley Webster thanked all groups and organisations that participated.

Webster hopes the program will continue in the years to come and grow in numbers of participants.

“We will continue to support the cleanup campaign and help communities learn the impact of littering plastic products on the environment and human health,” he said.

Webster added that the campaign also educated and inspired city residents to incorporate easy-to-adopt solutions into their everyday lives.

 

Author: 
Quintina Naime