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Published on : Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The Chinese city of Hong Kong receives a surge of tourists every year for its astounding beaches. But imagine lying on a beach, full of garbage stink in the air. The authorities in Hong Kong are concerned about the overwhelming debris near the city’s beaches, which have caused several public complaints already. At present, officials are looking for those who are causing the hassle.
The Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying has informed on Sunday 10th July that China’s mainland is the primary reason behind this unusual phenomenon. He has stated that because of flooding and heavy rainfall, lots of garbage have washed up on the shores of Hong Kong from the mainland.
Leung has also informed that the Hong Kong government will coordinate with Guangdong Province to reduce the flow of the marine trash.
Dozens of officials in Hong Kong, along with cleanup crews, have gathered on 10th July, at the Lantau Island to pick up the garbage pile. They have cleaned almost 3000 pounds of trash from the beaches of the island.
During the first nine days in July’16, more than 85 tons of garbage has been cleaned from the shores of Hong Kong.
Gary Stokes, the Asia director of an environmental group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has informed that the abnormal amount of debris has been noticed first in the middle of June. The tourists will find beaches full of wrappers and packaging materials with simplified Chinese characters in Hong Kong.
May be in near future, the increased public awareness in Hong Kong will boost recycling of waste materials.