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 […]
This is a sample of what the pair of dustbins on the beach will look like. In the picture you see the dustbins are kept inside the box. When the bins actually do get placed, the box will be buried a few inches in the sand, just at the level of the bin lids. There […]
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 […]
Rate 1 Dustbin 1700 MRF A Pair (2 Bins) 3400 MRF A pair of dustbins are used One for recyclable items, and One for non-recyclable waste. The dustbin size we are looking for is 3 feet in height and 1.5 feet across. The name of contributor will appear on the lid of the dustbin permanently in […]
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 […]
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.