Villimale’ Cleanup 2016

Its been nearly four years since dustbins and signboards were first placed on the beaches of Villimale’. With the time that’s passed, some of the bins are now worn out, and the boxes they were placed inside have been subject to much wear and tear. It has also been a year since a community cleanup […]

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Clean-up the World Campaign 2016

Go Lean, Clean and Green The event is a global event organized by Suzuki Corporation, from July to September, each year. The campaign has been running since 2010. Since then, this campaign was conducted in 20 countries at 31 locations. This is the second year of collaboration between Save the Beach Maldives and Maldives Transport […]

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Litter Audit Villimale' Pie chart 2016

Litter Audit Report 19 March 2016

A total of three sample sites was selected on the East beach as was the case in previous litter audits. This is the most commonly used beach by picnickers. One (Site 1) from near and containing bushes (Heylhifah), one (Site 2) from the main area under the trees where people choose to camp under the […]

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The Proposed Route for the Turquoise Expedition

The Turquoise Project

This year, Save The Beach Maldives, in collaboration with The University of Genoa and Albatros Top Boat, hopes to launch its most ambitious project to date. It is not only the first ever local expedition of this kind but is an extension of our on-going projects on a nationwide scale – the Turquoise Expedition: an […]

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Litter Audit 2014

We have started our litter audit process for 2014 this weekend. Training was conducted on Friday and the audit for the east beach sample site was carried out on 20 December Saturday. There is one more training scheduled for Wednesday 11 am for new volunteers. This is to audit sample sites from the Barbecue Beach […]

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Clean-up Challenge 2014 Pictures

  Pictures by Tharru

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The Clean-up Challenge 2014

The Clean-up Challenge 2014 is Save the Beach’s Annual Cleanup Event. This year it is hosted as a challenge to include more members of the public in the clean-up and it will be held at the Villimale’ Stadium Grounds on Saturday 31 May 2014. Once the cleanup is complete, there will be several sessions by […]

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Waste Audit for Villingili Beach

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 […]

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Litter Audit for K. Villingili Beach 22 December 2012

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 […]

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Waste Stats

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 […]

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