Bikini Beach Cleanup

by 4Ocean Team December 12, 2017 9 Comments

Bikini Beach Cleanup

Bikini Beach Panglao at Bohol is one of the favorite "nooks" of the locals because of its calm waters, shady palm trees, and water full of color and coral fishes according to the Bohol Philippines Travel Guide. Unfortunately, volunteers this past weekend found the beach in a far worse condition than described. 

On Saturday morning 56 passionate volunteers in Bohol made their way to Bikini Beach ready to make a difference. In just two hours, about 1,689 pounds of trash was collected - a new record for a beach cleanup in The Philippines. 

Not only did the team collect all of this trash, they also collected data on which items were collected. 

 

The 5 most common trash items found on Bikini Beach were: 

1. Food (junk food) wrappers - 5000+

2. Plastic cups - 971

3. Glass bottles - 922

4. Plastic bags - 600+

5. Plastic bottles - 253

 

Out of the 5 most common trash items, 3 of the items are plastic. This means that if it was not removed from the beach, it would have found its way to the ocean where it would eventually turn into microplastic. Small fish and other organisms such as plankton then digest the microplastic which can cause complications all throughout the marine food chain. Instead, volunteers were able to remove approximately 2,000 plastic items that will now, because of them, never be a problem for marine life. 

Thanks to everyone at Plastic Free Bohol for making this event possible! Because of groups like this, our oceans are becoming a cleaner place for all marine life to thrive. 

  

More photos from the cleanup:



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Lynette Walshe
Lynette Walshe

January 10, 2018

Fantastic effort. We also need children’s programmed to be taught in schools.
What a difference you all are making! Congratulations from Peregian Beach Queensland.
We have volunteers who do this to our precious beach. People must not trash our earth!

Tiffany Beedle
Tiffany Beedle

January 10, 2018

Thank you all for such amazing selfless work! bless you all truely from the bottom of my heart. you guys are making a difference for the better keep up the great work.

Andrea Maher
Andrea Maher

January 10, 2018

Wow in just 2 hours, I can only begin to imagine how much trash is out there all over the world. Well done! ?

Wendy A Chavez
Wendy A Chavez

January 10, 2018

This is why I buy your bracelets! If I lived close enough to a beach to volunteer, I’d do that too. Thank you for the good that you do!!!

Els Bliek
Els Bliek

January 10, 2018

Thank you for doing this job!! We should learn our children better how precious and important the ocean is!

Els Bliek
Els Bliek

January 10, 2018

Thank you!!! Great work! Keep giving this kind of help!
The only thing I could do was buy some bracelets. And I did, of course. Both my granddaughters have one.

Kim Brackley
Kim Brackley

January 10, 2018

Thank you so much for giving up your time to help protect our seas. You did a great job!

Ramona Halverson
Ramona Halverson

January 04, 2018

Bless you all, what a beautiful job you’ve all done. Thank You for your service!

Caroline
Caroline

December 18, 2017

Well done to everyone – how very very sad that people flock to such a beautiful beach and then trash it.

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