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Small steps make a big impact

Izah Azahari

A beach clean-up at Tanjung Batu Beach in Muara yesterday drew 40 participants.

BD Creative Centre Programme Creator Dayangku Amal Nabilah binti Pengiran Haji Mohd Yassin said, “We need to take small steps as a lot of people are anxious to start as they feel like they need to do something big to save the environment.

“Doing something as simple as picking up a piece of trash from the ground a day will have a big impact in the future.”

She added, “We are organising this to show the community, especially our youth, that cleaning the beach and reusing recycled materials is not difficult, it can even be fun.”

The beach clean-up, organised by BD Creative Centre in conjunction with World Environment Day 2022 celebrated on June 5, aimed to spread the message on the importance of a collective effort in keeping the world clean.

It began with a welcoming speech and a health, safety and environment (HSE) briefing followed by the cleaning campaign.

Participants were divided into three groups based on the items – plastics, papers and glass.

The event also included other activities such as painting, terrarium-making workshop, henna booth, demonstration on turning leftover fabrics into accessories, beach activities and mini fun games.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show participants during the beach clean-up. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR