Over 500kg rubbish collected during beach cleaning

James Kon

The Rotary Club of Bandar Seri Begawan collected 526kg of rubbish comprising mostly plastic bottles in its 4th Beach Cleaning Project held at Meragang Beach on August 1.

Rotary members, family members and friends participated.

“In a short time, we collected more than 500kg of plastic bottles and there is still plenty of rubbish on the Meragang coast,” said Organisation Chair and Past President Klaus Tomalla.

“Keeping our beaches clean is a never-ending story. This beach cleaning project is a major project of the Rotary Club of Bandar Seri Begawan. It will be conducted several times a year,” said President of the Rotary Club of Bandar Seri Begawan Clement Yong.

The rubbish will be processed by recycling company Kawan Bumi Sdn Bhd.

After the cleaning campaign, the participants took part in recreational activities such as beach football and barbecue.

ABOVE & BELOW: Participants load rubbish onto a truck; and the truck with 526kg of rubbish comprising mainly of plastic bottles. PHOTOS: ROTARY CLUB OF BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN