ECCT CSR and Southern Taiwan Committee Beach Cleaning Event Together with the Kaohsiung City Government and the Ocean Affairs Council / 與高雄市政府及海洋委員會共同舉辦之高雄淨灘日
ECCT CSR and Southern Taiwan Committee Beach Cleaning Event
Together with the Kaohsiung City Government and the Ocean Affairs Council/
2020 Beach Cleaning Day in Kaohsiung
Date: Saturday, 21 November 2020
Location: Cijin Shell Museum / 旗津貝殼博物館
Following the ECCT’s visit to the Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) in Kaohsiung on 13 January, the ECCT is teaming up with the OAC to arrange a beach cleaning event in Kaohsiung. The OAC is responsible for the overall planning, deliberation, coordination and implementation of Taiwan’s general marine policy, promotion of the development of marine industry, marine environmental protection, resources management, sustainable development, biodiversity conservation and pollution prevention and control. The decision to cooperate with the OAC was made as part of the ECCT’s efforts to work together government agencies to find workable solutions to environmental problems and because the the OAC has ambitious plans to put a stop to polluting activities, clean up legacy ocean debris and promote the sustainable development of marine resources. This will be the ECCT’s first beach cleaning day arranged by the Southern Taiwan in Kaohsiung and follows 10 years of annual beach cleaning days, held in October every year together with the Taipei European School in northern Taiwan.
The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Plastic debris makes up around 85% of all the rubbish that washes up on beaches and waterways and oceans. Once in the water, plastic never completely biodegrades but instead breaks down into smaller pieces that is sometimes mistaken for food by marine animals. Fishing lines take 600 years to biodegrade, aluminium cans up to 200 years and tin cans around 50 years. During this time, they are not only eye-sores but can also potentially be a hazard and health risk to both animals and humans. There is already evidence that humans are ingesting microplastics when eating fish and other seafood.
In order to raise awareness and take proactive action to mitigate some of the damage to our oceans caused by human activity, the ECCT’s Southern Taiwan committee sincerely invites you and bring your friends and family members to clean the beach together and make a contribution to Taiwan and the environment. We look forward to seeing you there!
Detailed schedule: (Tent.)
09:10-09:30 Opening remarks by the ECCT, the Kaohsiung City Government, the Ocean Affairs Council
09:30:-09:40 Group photo
09:40-09:50 Instructions and hand-out of equipment to participants
09:50-11:30 Beach Cleaning
11:30-11:50 Weighing and organizing the collected trash - measure the success!
11:50-12:00 Clean-up and Farewell
* Please arrange your own transportation & lunch plan
* This event is free of charge, but please register with a designated contact personnel
*Our ECCT member, MyTaiwanTour, is happy to provide the following travel packages (one-day trip or two-day trip) for the Beach Cleaning Event held in Kaohsiung: https://www.mytaiwantour.com/news/detail/25. The travel package information is soon to be announced in this event page. If any member is interested in registering this event via the travel packages, welcome to contact Mr. Jett Lai of MyTaiwanTour for your reference (E: email@example.com; T: +886-2-2365-3881# 23).
Items to bring:
Beach Cleaning Tools:
Clips, Gloves, second used plastic bags
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water, raincoat, long pants and sleeves, sneakers (please do not wear sandals or slippers), camera, gloves...etc.
Special thanks to
Contact: Ivy Lin / Tel: 2740-0236 ext. 219 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.ecct.com.tw