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 […]
A total of three sample sites was selected on the East beach, which is the most commonly used beach by picnickers. One (Site 1) from the main area under the trees where people choose to camp under the shade, one (Site 2) from near and containing bushes (Heylhifah), one (Site 3) from one of the […]
Plastics were definitely the most commonly found items on the beach. But since all the items are noted in weight it may seem misleading. Nappies (classified under hazardous waste) were found in quite a large amount just over 8 KG, a lot considering most of the nappies we found were already dried out. Food waste […]
In celebrating the 50th anniversary of Voice of Maldives, the first radio station in Maldives, Save the Beach participated in graffitiing and painting the walls of the radio station. A very special thank you to Shamin and Shiru for painting : ) and also to VOM for letting us be part of their celebration.
The Villingili beaches are the busiest and most used beaches in Maldives. Thousands of people from Male’ and elsewhere visit the beaches on the weekend. When its time for school holidays – as is now, the beaches are full of people, not just on the weekend, but every single day of the week. The reason? […]
This pipe empties out waste water, sometimes like a mild stream and at other times like a gushing waterfall. This water has obviously contaminated this area as you can see in the pictures. The area also has a putrid smell.
Though the big shot businesses invested in oil and fossil energy try to keep business going as usual, as is apparent in articles like “Wind and solar: the ethical investments to avoid”, we cannot but embrace renewable energy. “Renewable energy will overtake nuclear power in the UK ” – Guardian.co.uk