45 kilos trash collected from Matsuda Beach

By Edo Heinrich-Sanchez

Estimated 45 kilos collected by Black Onyx, and Okinawa Clean Coast Network (OCCN) volunteers. Thank you!

It was still a little windy on Saturday with the typhoon on its way out passing Ishigaki. Under an hour we collected about 45 kilos of trash. Mostly of Japanese origin, we also found plastic bottles from Taiwan, China and Korea.

The third Monday of July was Japan Ocean Day. Volunteers cleaned up Cape Maeda area and I’m happy to say that about a half a bag of trash was collected.  Most of other trash, we hope to prevent it from getting “out of hand” and encouraged beach goers to take their trash plus a little more home.

At this time, we welcome the Black Onyx Pacesetters

Volunteers look to identify origin of plastic (PET) bottles from Japan, Taiwan, China, and Korea.

into the Okinawa Clean Coast Network (OCCN) family.

Members of the NPO UNEP Friends of the Earth led the “Vitamin Sea – Toyota AQUA SOCIAL FES Campaign with a cleanup in around the Urasoe Recycle Plaza. Six hundred volunteers swarmed over and in between the concrete tetrapods to collect a whopping 1,500 bags of trash.

Check out the portal www.aquafes.jp/projects/96/ or google Vitamin SEA. Congratulations!

Join us for the next regular cleanup on this Sunday. Meet in front of Coconut Moon at the Malibu Beach in Onna Village (next to the Renaissance Hotel) at 16:00.

Registration required edo@okinawaocean.org

Become a member of the Okinawa Clean Coast Network today! for information in English contact edo@okinawaocean.org for Japanese contact Mr. Yoshida at occnchuraumi@gmail.com