We have been getting ready for Save The Beach’s Annual Cleanup Event, this time hosted as as Cleanup Challenge to be held on 26th April Saturday in Villimale.
The Maldives may have over a 1100 islands, and we might think – oh we have so many islands that we can keep giving it away. There are plans for more than 10 islands a year for resorts to be build on to be given away. We keep reclaiming islands to suit our needs and […]
Below are some pictures taken just within a course of one day. There’s a staggering amount of trash on our street. But hopefully things will change soon. Beginning February 5th we will start acting to the new regulations for littering. If you report an incident of littering, the offender will be fined under this regulation. […]
World Environment Day (WED) was celebrated in Vilimale’ by Save the Beach in association and with thanks to Sea Explorers for the opening of the Look & Learn Centre on the East Beach and with the Scouts Association of Maldives for the shoreline vegetation replantation. The planting of shoreline vegetation on the South West is […]
The clean-up event was a huge success with almost a 1000 people attending to clean early in the morning at 9.30. It didn’t take long to clean all around the island, in fact in less than 2 hours everyone was done cleaning and had moved onto fun activities. Through the Reef Clean-up though, we had […]
Over 40 Kgs of waste accumulates on the beach per day! And over 14 tonnes of waste per year are accumulated on the beaches of Villingili. This is a large amount of waste for a small beach. EXTRAPOLATION OF BEACH WASTE AUDIT TOTAL SQ AREA AUDITED (FT) 26,745.00 TOTAL MASS OF WASTE COLLECTED (GRAMS) 72,775.00 AVERAGE […]
Fibreglass is a material made out of fibres of glass. While its applications are varied and many, it poses health risks to those who come into contact with it without proper protective gear. If not handled properly, the resin in fibreglass is believed to cause eye irritation, skin irritation, risks to lungs on inhalation from air-borne particles and even kidney diseases. Since fiber glass […]