Qidong volunteers help with coastline protection

en.nantong.gov.cn| Updated: May 26, 2020 L M S


Volunteers clean up garbage along the coastline in Qidong, Nantong on May 23. [Photo/ntfabu.com]

Volunteers cleaned up garbage at the Moon Bay in Qidong, a county-level city in Nantong, on May 23.

Monitoring stations have been set up in the coastal areas around China as part of a coastline protection project, the only project in China to carry out regular monitoring on marine waste at fixed sites nationwide.

The project team will compile a report based on the data collected at monitoring stations.

Volunteers classified, weighed and recorded the garbage in the 500-square-meter area. Over a period of two hours, 236 pieces of garbage were collected, weighing 67.56 kilograms in total.

The project seeks to call for people's help to clean up garbage along coastlines and encourage social groups and research institutes to carry out research on garbage monitoring along coastlines, as well as support government departments in issuing policies on garbage management along coastlines.