Utusan Malaysia, 13 June 2011
On 15 April 2011, Ocean Elements organized a beach cleanup at Teluk Lipat, Dungun. This year’s event was wholly sponsored and participated by Scomi Marine Berhad as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Working together with the Dungun City Council, we manage to get over 570 local residents to help clean the 8.5km long beach just outside the town area. The participants included more than 150 staffs of Majlis Perbandaran Dungun (Dungun City Council) and Jabatan Pertahanan Awam (Civil Defence Department) and over 300 students from Sekolah Menengah Imtiaz (Imtiaz High School), Politeknik Dungun and Universiti Teknologi MARA.
At the end of the program, an estimated 500kg of thrash comprising mostly of plastic materials and glass bottles were collected from the beach. The major items are detailed in Table 1 below. In addition, about 4 – 5 tons of dead wood which has swept onto the beach after the recent Monsoon season, were also removed with the help of the local participants and equipment and manpower from Dungun City Council contractors.
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