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    Over 1,480 kg of trash collected in beach clean-up

    A beach clean-up campaign at Muara Beach Recreational Park, Brunei-Muara District yesterday saw 1,488 kilogrammes (KG) of trash collected.

    The campaign with a scavenger hunt concept focussing on marine debris organised by the Ministry of Development (MoD) through the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation saw over 350 participants.

    Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the MoD, Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak was the guest of honour.

    The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by a safety briefing. It continued with a light exercise and proceeded with the marine debris clean-up campaign along the coastline.

    Deputy Permanent Secretary (Construction Industry and Development) at the MoD Sr Hajah Norhayati binti Haji Mohd Yaakub, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Corporate and Law) at the MoD Aldila binti Haji Mohamad Salleh, senior officers and staff from the departments and divisions under the MoD, and representatives from the food and beverage (F&B) companies of RAB Global Green Sdn Bhd and IBIC Sdn Bhd (Sehat water) also participated.The Human Resource Management Division, MoD was announced the winner in the scavenger hunt.

    The first campaign was conducted on July 13, 2021 at three different beaches at the same time – Muara Beach Recreational Park, Danau Beach and Lumut Beach Recreational Park.

    Marine debris is one of the key environmental issues at national, regional and international levels.

    The main aim of coastal marvel is to raise awareness in reducing the waste disposed into the marine environment, particularly plastic wastes.

    The campaign’s objectives are to collect baseline data marine debris in coastal areas; identify the types of marine debris found; and empower the society to instil a sense of responsibility towards protecting and preserving the environment through proper waste disposal methods.

    ABOVE & BELOW: Participants in a group photo; and volunteers during the campaign. PHOTOS: JASTRE

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