After Mangkhut

Be inspired to show up and clean up.

We are.

There are always options. We can sit in front of our screens and voice our opinions about what’s wrong. Or we can get out and do something to make a difference. Our community is getting out and getting shit done in the wake of the biggest storm in history to hit home in Hong Kong.

We’re taking advantage of the cleared vegetation to collect decades of polystyrene and plastic exposed by Super Typhoon Mangkhut that has been inaccessible until now.

Momentum is growing and more people are reaching out with questions about how we can get involved in the mostly spontaneous volunteer clean up efforts after Super Typhoon Manghkut puked plastic all over our shores and tore away coastal vegetation to reveal years worth of polystyrene and plastic that has been trapped and inaccessible for collection.

The storm’s arrival meant a number of activities scheduled for Sunday to mark World Cleanup Day on Saturday were postponed to the following weekend. Other cleanups were postponed indefinitely after damage made cleanups too risky.

There is no away.


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Hong Kong residents frustrated by officials’ response – SCMP 22 September 2018

Hong Kong faces days of uncertainty – SCMP 18 September 2018


Change

Sign this new petition from Peggy Chan at Grassroots Pantry.

Sign the Petition

Everyone: RECOGNISE & PROCESS PLA (PLANT PLASTIC) IN HONG KONG 在香港認可並處理植物塑膠(PLA)


Sign this new petition from Gary Stokes at Sea Shepherd HK.


Sai Kung


Stanley


Cheung Chau

Lantau Island


Sai Kung


Po Toi

Manghkut Cleanup at Po Toi
Photo by Chris Botsford
Manghkut Cleanup at Po Toi
Photo by Chris Botsford
Manghkut Cleanup at Po Toi
Photo by Chris Botsford

Mui Wo

Manghkut Cleanup at Mui Wo
Photo by Rini Petyt

Hong Kong


Lantau Island


Lantau Island


Hong Kong


Stanley




Lamma Island



Beach Cleanup Tips


Beach Cleanup Tips


Stanley


Sai Kung


Hong Kong


Stanley


Lantau Island


Lantau Island


Plastic Free Seas cleanup with the annual Around Lantau Island Paddle — 8 September 2018 (Photo by Kinzie)


 

kinzie

Founder of HK heartbeat - natural life in the fast lane