Catbaloganons unite for International Coastal Clean-Up Day

The City Government of Catbalogan through the City Environmental and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO) joins the world in the conduct of the International Coastal Cleanup today, September 17, 2016 in select coastal areas.

Coastal Cleanup Day was established by the Ocean Conservancy, an organization that work to help protect the ocean from the challenges it faces every year. Every year thousands of tons of garbage winds up in the oceans, with 60% of that being composed of plastic material. Plastics especially last a very long time in the ocean, and are in such abundance that there are 46,000 individual pieces of plastic litter for every square mile of ocean. Plastics are very hazardous to marine life, killing more than a million birds and over 100,000 seals, turtles, and whales, and an immense number of fish in our ocean.

Led by no less than City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan, the activity was participated in by the Philippine Army, PNP Catbalogan, Bureau of Fire Protection Catbalogan, City Division DepEd, SSU, Samar College and Barangay Officials and civic organizations.

Coastal Cleanup Day encourages us to get out to our beaches and help to limit this problem by cleaning up the garbage that has washed up on shore, and that left by visitors every day.

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