Clean Up Beaches Full of Plastic Waste

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Target: Ms Anissa SY Wong, Head of Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department

Goal: Clean up the plastic-infested beaches of Hong Kong to protect marine ecosystems.

The beaches in Hong Kong, China are absolutely littered with plastic waste and garbage, so much so that it’s just feeding back into the ocean, which spells danger for the ecosystem in the oceans that connect to the polluted beaches. A recent environmental study conducted in Hong Kong found that over 95 percent of the garbage on the beaches was local, meaning that it isn’t floating in from China’s neighbors, but is being created right at home. It’s time to demand that China takes action and cleans up its polluted beaches to help spare the ocean’s ecosystem of any more damage.

The pollution is so bad in that part of China that the neighboring island beaches are awash with swathes of garbage and plastic. The biggest problem with the pollution is the fact it’s mostly plastic, which does not decompose naturally and can severely injure, if not kill, aquatic animals.

If this plastic pollution is not fixed soon, then the thousands and thousands of pound of garbage will soon seep their way into deeper waters in the ocean, which will only further damage the already sensitive ecosystem. Sign our petition to demand that something be done about this massive pollution problem.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Wong,

The Environmental Protection Department has one real responsibility–to protect the environment from hazardous waste and pollution. From the looks of the plastic beaches in Hong Kong, this particular department has not been fulfilling its responsibility to the people of China, especially after the recent discovery that more than 95 percent of the plastic found on the beaches came from China itself. The department has been severely lacking action when it comes to China’s serious garbage problem.

After newspapers published images of the garbage beaches and how the piles of trash dwarf residents of China, citizens are becoming increasingly concerned with the country’s pollution and are looking for any way to stop it. The people of Hong Kong are so disgusted with how the government has been handling their waste that they are considering taking matters into their own hands.

If enough people were to step up and volunteer to pick up trash on the beaches, this pollution problem could be solved in no time at all. This is why we demand the Environmental Protection Department of Hong Kong stand up and pledge to take care of the horrendous pollution that litters China’s beaches.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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5 Comments

  1. CLEAN UP THE GREAT BEACHES NOW.

  2. Patricia Dumais says:

    A wealthy area like Hong Kong spoils its beaches? Shame on them!

  3. Heather Brophy says:

    Annisa, THE FISH EAT THE PLASTIC AND YOU EAT THE FISH, GOT IT?!

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    Summer Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction Day 2

    by Metropolitan Auction

    September 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST

    Coram, NY, USA
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    Lot 2457: (245) A SET OF TWO HUNDRED FORTY FIVE ENGRAVED WOOD BLOCK PRINTING COLLECTION OF DAOIST TEXTS: ‘THE DAOZANG JIYAO¡¯. THREAD-BOUND BOOK.HARDCOVER. WITH TWO WOODEN BOOK BOXES. B007.(38 views)

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