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    Over 1,000kg of garbage cleared from Lumut Beach

    Daniel Lim

    A rainy morning did little to deter some 200 volunteers from clearing over 1,000 kilogrammes (kg) of garbage from Lumut Beach yesterday.

    Students, local residents, volunteers from non-governmental organisations and government officials removed waste from the beachfront and the nearby park.

    The volunteers picked up plastics, tyres, lighters, fishing nets, food wrappers and cigarette butts, collecting 137 bags of garbage weighing a total of 1,036.4kg.

    The campaign was held under the Happy Environment and Lifestyle (HEAL) programme to support the 20 Billion Steps Together Challenge in the Sultanate.

    More than 700,000 steps wereachieved yesterday.

    The top five volunteers who collected the most trash were awarded prizes by Co-Founder and Community Engagement Director of Green Brunei Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari.

    The Lumut Beach cleanup was organised by Green Brunei in collaboration with the Health Promotion Centre, Gleneagles JPMC and the Ministry of Health.

    Volunteers gathering garbage from Lumut Beach as stormclouds roll in from the sea. PHOTO: DANIEL LIM

     

     

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