International Coastal Cleanup, Singapore


About the Cleanup

Why cleanup?

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International Report
The Ocean Conservancy released the 2009 report,
"A Rising Tide of Ocean Debris and What We Can Do About It." - link

Click to view and download larger images.

The Curse of Plastics!

The Curse of Marine Litter

10 years of mangrove
cleanups in the Johor Straits,



Video and Audio


The Kranji Mangrove Cleanup 2004 - Link. A video by Wesley Wong. 5 min 40s.

News Radio Interview, 2002
Donna Cheng of NewsRadio FM93.8's Living Room chats with Kate Thome (ICCS founder) and Airani S. (Data Manager) about the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (4th January 2005).


Coastal Cleanup - Link. A video from National Geographic. 2 min 53s. See also "Great Lakes Cleanup" and "Mediterranean Cleanup".

A Rising Tide of Ocean Debris - Link. A promotional video from the Ocean Conservancy, 2009. 1 min 25s.

Start a Sea Change: Join us for an international cleanup! - Link. A promotional video from the Ocean Conservancy, 2008. 0 min 33s


Magazine Articles

"Battling the curse of Marine Litter," - link
      by N. Sivasothi, Nature Watch Vol 10, No. 3 Jul-Sep 2002.

"International Coastal Cleanup (Mangrove)," - link
      by N. Sivasothi, Raffles Museum Newsletter No. 2, 15 Apr 2002.


Newspaper Articles

ICC Singapore News Blog - link to more articles (2007-)

"Here's the dirt on S'pore's beaches," - link
      by Radha Basu, The Straits Times, 5th Dec 2005.
     Article written after interviews based on the 2005 cleanup.

"Clean, Green Singapore? Not the beaches," - link
      by Radha Basu, The Straits Times, 22 Oct 2004.
     Article written after interviews based on the 2004 cleanup.

"Say no to plastic bags," - link
 by Lee U-Wen. Today, 18 Apr 2007.
     Article part of a continuing debate; Habitatnews appends related links.

Litter in drains could find way to the water supply - PUB chairman - link.
      The Straits Times, 6th Sep 2002.


Local News

News from Habitatnews
By N. Sivasothi

Coastal Cleanup news and issues - link - view.

Marine Life news and issues - link - view.

WildSingapore compilations
By Ria Tan

"Plastic bags in the news," - link.
  - efforts and discussion to reduce the use of plastic bags.

"Reduce, reuse, recycle (Singapore)," - link.
   - issues, policies and discussions, including consumption.


International Resources
Los Angeles Times' award winning "Altered Oceans"
     - an excellent five part multimedia series on the marine crisis.
           - alternative link

The Global Marine Litter Information Gateway
     - 'a gateway for the supply and exchange of information on the
     global, regional and local problem of marine litter.'

Plastic Debris - Rivers to Sea
     - 'assessing and reducing sources of plastics and trash
     in urban runoff.'

Greenpeace's "Oceans in Crisis": The Trash Vortex
     - Summary sheet with an animation.

"Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion" (Scientists in the Field) (Hardcover), by Loree Griffin Burns. 64 pages, Houghton Mifflin (March 26, 2007). Ages 9-12.

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