International Coastal Cleanup(ICC) is the world’s largestvolunteer effort to cleanup theenvironment and is conductedevery third Saturday ofSeptember of each year
• To remove trash/debris from beaches and waterways• To increase awareness on the extent of the marine debris problem• To popularize the concept of waste management• To promote a clean, healthy and sustainable coastal environment• to change behaviors that cause pollution.
• Ocean Conservancy, a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C., initiated the ICC• Philippines joined the ICC in 1994 and was declared “International Coastal Cleanup Day” by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 470, dated September of 15, 2003• From a mere 3,000 volunteers in 1994, the “cleanup army” grew each year
Worldwide NO. OF RANK COUNTRY BY LOCATION VOLUNTEERS 1 United States 218,779 2 Philippines 74,493 3 Canada 37,147 4 India 18,284 5 Puerto Rico 14,705 6 Japan 13,867 7 Brazil 13,664 8 Dominican Republic 11,636 9 South Africa 7,832 10 Mexico 6,772 100 Countries & Locations 498,818
Philippines 74,493 people 327,345.72 kilos 2,427.36 kilometers
The Philippines ranked 2nd to theUnited States in the number ofparticipants and amount of debriscollected in the 2010 ICC.Batangas ranked first among theprovinces in the Philippines.
otal Number of Debris Collecte Type of Activity Qty. of Debris Percent Shoreline/Recreational 604060 82.75 Ocean/Waterway 52146 7.14 Smoking-Related 50918 6.98 Dumping 5405 0.74 Medical/Personal Hygiene 17414 2.39 TOTAL 729,943 100
Underwater Cleanup Shoreline/Beach Cleanup 929 (1.25%) 66,312 (82.02%)River/ tributary/ lake cleanup No. of Volunteers per Cleanup Category (Philippines) 7,252 (9.74%)
op Ten Debris Items- Philippine Number of Percentage of Rank Debris Item Debris Items Total Debris Items 1 bags (plastic) 296,988 40.86 2 food wrappers/containers 110,219 15.16 3 straws, stirrers 40,526 5.58 4 bags (paper) 32,207 4.43 5 cloth/shoes/slippers 29,352 4.03 6 cigarettes / cigarette filters 28,341 3.90 7 cups, plates, forks, knives, 20,504 2.82 8 plastic sheeting / tarps 16,443 2.26 9 caps, lids 14,668 2.01 10 beverage bottles (glass) 13,826 1.90 u Top ten total debris items 603,074 82.95 u Total Debris Items 726,917 100%
op Ten Debris Items- Worldwid Number of Percentage of Rank Debris Item Debris Items Total Debris Items 1 cigarettes/cigarette filters 2,189,252 21.00 2 bags (plastics) 1,126,774 11.00 3 food wrappers/containers 943,233 9.00 4 caps, lids 912,246 9.00 5 beverage bottles (plastic) 883,737 9.00 6 cups, plates, forks, knives, spoons 512,517 5.00 7 beverage bottles (glass) 459,531 4.00 8 beverage cans 457,631 4.00 9 straws, stirrers 412,940 4.00 10 bags (paper) 331,476 3.00 u Top ten total debris items 8,229,337 79.00 u Total Debris Items worldwide 10,239,538 100%
Marine debris is a global pollution problemaffecting our oceans and inland waterways
Improperly disposed, garbage willbring health and safety hazards to sea creatures, people and surroundings Floating garbage during typhoon Ondoy (Source: http://aboutmyrecovery.com/2009/07/11)
Trash travels from our hands to land to sea through lakes, rivers and streams networkAn estimated 60-80 percent ofmarine debris starts out on land
How long till it’s gone? glass bottle 1 million yearsm onofilam ent fishing line 600 years plastic beverage bottle 450 years disposable diapers 450 years alum inum cans 100 years rubber boot sole 80 years 50 years foam ed cups tin cans 50 years leather 50 years nylon fabric 40 years plastic bag 30 years cigarette filter 5 years 5 years w ool socks Source: U.S. National Park w axed m ilk cartons 0.25 years Service, Sarasota, Florida new spaper 0.004 years
Importance of Data Cards & Data Collection Record information on marine debris Identify sources and activities causing the debris Result… global database on marine debris Can be used to influence legislation;education and awareness on the marine debris crisis, etc.
Activities on ICC Day! Cleanup ProperSign-up/Registration Collection Segregation Recording of information on data cards Kick-off Weighing of trash Ceremony Hauling of Trash After the Cleanup Submission of data cards immediately to Area Coordinators or to ICC Country Coordinators
Members of the group must fillup the needed informationaccurately.
•Review Data Card before starting (Read andfollow all instructions.•Cleanup all debris found on the beach orshoreline; record information only on the itemslisted on the DATA CARD•Collect data as a team. With one personrecording information on the Data Cad while theothers collect and bag the trash.
Count items in groups of 5 and record the totalin the box.(Example: IIII – IIII – II = 12)•Be as accurate as possible. The moreaccurate your information the better we canwork to reduce and eliminate trash and debrispollution•Don’t collect natural items like driftwood orseaweed, coral.
WHAT TO BRING DURING THE CLEANUP sacks or net bags ballpens/pens rubber/plastic gloves pointed sticks broom sticks
Personal: water or juice food Face towels hat extra t-shirts alcohol or hand sanitizerCap or hat, umbrella, sunscreen Wear rubber shoes
• Stay away from large drums or fivegallon buckets. Report their locationto the cleanup coordinator. Fivegallon drums may contain dangerouschemicals.• Wear gloves to collect the debris.• Be careful with glass, syringes orother sharp objects.• Don’t ;lift anything heavy.• Stay out of dune (sand bank) areas