Beach Clean Ups in Kota Kinabalu
Trash is a massive factor that is a worldwide issue so beach clean ups are very important. There is lots of trash that end up on our beaches whether that is being washed up from the sea or careless people dumping their trash on the beach.
Our Beach Clean Up movement is to ensure our beaches are kept clean and tidy. We arrange monthly activities to clean our beaches in and around Kota Kinabalu. Read more on PADI AWARE.
What To Expect
We will always prearrange and meet at designated beaches and start with a group discussion talking about our goals for the beach clean-up. We will hand out trash bags for you to dispose of the trash you collect, and we encourage you to bring your own gloves. The clean-ups last for around 1-2 hours or for as long as you handle the hot sun. After the clean-up we will count the different items that we collected by putting them into categories like plastic, metal, rubber, wood, cloth, paper, glass etc and then breaking it down further for identifying.
What Happens to the Trash and Data
Once the trash has been grouped and counted, we maintain the data on our database and provide this important information to PADI AWARE. We locally dispose of the trash and regulated dump sites in Kota Kinabalu.
Schedule for the Beach Clean-Up
8am – Meet at the designated meeting point/beach
8.15am – Discussion on clean-up goals, clean-up teams, and handing out of trash bags
8.45am – Start the beach cleanup
11am – Trash count and data collection
11.30am – Closing briefing
11.45am – Finish the beach clean-up
12pm – Proceed for refreshments/lunch
We do not charge for participating in the beach clean-ups to help clean, protect and save our environment.
What to Bring
- We will provide you with trash collection bags
- Please bring the following:
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Comfortable clothing
- Lots of fluid to stay hydrated (recyclable bottle)
Requirements to Take Part
Anyone with an interest in saving the environment. You must also be in good physical health and able to walk at least 1.6 kilometres in at least 14 minutes.