ECCT CSR Committee Special Event Together with the Taipei European School (TES) : 2019 Beach Cleaning Day
ECCT CSR Committee Special Event
Together with the Taipei European School (TES)
2019 Beach Cleaning Day
Date: Saturday, 19 October 2019
Location: Baisha Bay, Xinbei City / 新北市白沙灣風景區
Our oceans are being polluted by waste and it is everywhere. During an exploration of the deepest and most remote part of the ocean’s 11-kilometre deep Mariana Trench in May this year retired naval officer, Victor Vescovo, found a plastic bag and candy wrappers.
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 take raise awareness and take proactive action to mitigate some of the damage to our oceans caused by human activity, the ECCT is, once again, teaming up with the Taipei European School to hold the annual beach cleaning event.
The ECCT’s CSR Committee sincerely invites you to 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!
09:00-09:30 Sign-in and divide into teams
09:30-09:50 Opening remarks & Group photos
09:50-10:10 Instructions and hand-out of equipment to participants
10:10-11:30 Beach cleaning
11:30-11:50 Weighing and organizing the collected trash - measure the success!
11:50-12:00 Group photos
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.
* Please arrange your own transportation & lunch plan
* This event is free of charge, but please register with a designated contact personnel
Contact: Emily Kuo / Tel: 2740-0236 ext. 219 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.ecct.com.tw