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ICCS 2004 Results



Kranji-Buloh Mangroves

Sg Loyang Mangroves

Chek Jawa Mangroves

Changi Beach

Changi Beach Extension

East Coast Beach


Sembawang Beach

Kallang / Singapore River

Pasir Ris Beach

Punggol Beach

West Coast Beach

The results will be compiled by late October 2004.
However, we do know that over 2,000 of us
from more than 40 institutions
turned out on our beaches and mangroves
to remove more than 9 tonnes of trash.

Greater effort in mangroves resulted in a hefty
5.9 tonnes or 64% of the total weight.

However, most items (62%) collected
were from our beaches.

This yar we removed and categorised >88,000 items.
Last year we had counted >74,000 items,
and in
2002, we collected >66,000 items

Cigarette butts, are once again ranked No. 1.
11,867 butts were collected,
and almost all were from beaches.
We found only 10 in mangroves!

Bags (11,367), Foodwrappers (11, 052),
straws (8.521) and styrofoam bits (7,216)
are the next most numerous.

In both mangrove and beaches,
it is shoreline activities that are contributing
the most trash (28-30%).

And plastic accounts for 72% of all items collected.
The proportion is higher in mangroves (86%)
then on baches (62%).



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