City Joins International Coastal Clean-Up

Local volunteers participated during the coastal clean-up
in celebration of International Coastal Clean-up at Brgy.
San Juan, Sipaway Island, September 18.

San Carlos City thru the City Environment Management Office joined the whole world in celebrating the International Coastal Clean - Up, Sept. 18.

All the 18 barangays of the city also participated in the said event that aimed at cleaning the different areas inside their barangay jurisdiction including streams, creeks, rivers and shores where trash can be found.
Engr. Arthur Batomalaque, Senior Environment Management Specialist of CEMO said that the event is a global and annual activity where everyone work together as their share for the environment.
He mentioned that the annual event is also another way to encourage those living in the coastline areas to clean-up to ensure protection of the marine life.
Said event is a way to prevent garbage from threatening the human health, wildlife, communities and economies around the world as ocean and waterway trash rank as one of the most serious pollution problems in the world.
In one area in Brgy. San Juan, Sipaway alone, the CEMO had collected 1,726 pieces of different kinds of waste materials including cigarette butts, straws,plastics; 5 Fishing Gears; 5 Packaging Materials; 9 wastes under Other Trash; 60 wastes under Personal Hygiene; and 379 Tiny Trash Less than 2.5 cm.
The Philippine National Police - Maritime Group and Barangay San Juan representatives volunteered to clean up said area.