Students of Lý Thường Kiệt High School (Nha Trang) clean Nha Trang beach. Clean Up Việt Nam Day will be organised on Sunday throughout the country including HCM City, Hà Nội, Phú Quốc Island, and Hạ Long Bay. -- Photo rmit.edu.vn
HCM CITY-- Clean Up Việt Nam Day will be organised on Sunday throughout the country including HCM City, Hà Nội, Phú Quốc Island, and Hạ Long Bay.
The Clean Up Việt Nam Day concept is based on a very successful annual event in Australia in which over half a million participants go to streets, parks, beaches, and the bush to clean up.
“It is also about bringing communities together and raising awareness of the long-term benefits of keeping our urban and rural spaces free of litter,” Scott Alderson, director of NGO Clean up Việt Nam, said.
According to a recent study by environmental organisation Ocean Conservancy, Việt Nam, China, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia are responsible for as much as 60 per cent of the plastic waste dumped into the oceans each year.
Clean Up Việt Nam seeks to engage and inspire youths, families, businesses, and communities to take action in changing the way they dispose waste and look at local community spaces.--VNS