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Young volunteers join beach cleanup campaign in central Vietnam

Sunday, June 09, 2019, 13:13 GMT+7
Young volunteers join beach cleanup campaign in central Vietnam
Volunteers clean up a beach in Binh Chau Commune, located in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Ngai on June 8, 2019. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Hundreds of young volunteers joined hands to clean up rubbish along a beach in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Ngai on Saturday morning, as part of a campaign launched by the Vietnam Youth Federation (VYF).

Themed ‘Be Kind To The Ocean,’ the ‘Hay Lam Sach Bien’ (Clean Our Beaches) campaign was initiated by the VYF and local authorities in Binh Chau Commune, Binh Son District, Quang Ngai Province.

About 90 percent of garbage in the ocean is plastic waste, 70 to 80 percent of which is discharged by humans from the mainland, Nguyen Kim Quy, vice-president of the VYF, cited the findings of Ocean Conservancy as showing.

“We need to stop hesitating and start acting to protect our environment,” Quy stressed.

The activity was carried out by hundreds of people including members of the VYF and local youths.

The 700-meter long beach was given a facelift following the joint effort.

Members of the Vietnam Youth Federation and local youths collect garbage along a 700-meter long beach. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Members of the Vietnam Youth Federation and local youths collect garbage along a 700-meter long beach in Quang Ngai, central Vietnam. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Many participants posted photos of the event on their Facebook accounts to help spread the message.

“We should all work together to keep our beaches clean,” Nguyen Tuong Vy, a local volunteer, stated.

Within the framework of the event, the VYF also handed gifts to underprivileged children and donated recycle bins to the community in Binh Chau Commune.

Garbage is kept inside separate bags before being removed from the beach. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Garbage is kept inside separate bags before being removed from the beach. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

The VYF is a broad social organization of the Vietnamese youth and youth organizations.

All Vietnamese people aged from 15 to 30 regardless of their sex, ethnicity, religion, social background, personal record, and place of residence who accept the Constitution of the Youth Union can be members of VYF.

The ‘Clean Our Beaches’ Campaign will mobilize about 100,000 volunteers to clean up beaches in 28 provinces and cities throughout Vietnam from June 8 to August 31.

Volunteers carefully collect pieces of glass on the beach. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Volunteers carefully collect pieces of glass on the beach. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Volunteers raise their banners to spread the message of the campaign. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

Volunteers raise their banners to spread the message of the campaign. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

The beach is given a facelift following the activity. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

The beach is given a facelift following the activity. Photo: Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre

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