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New Marine Litter Educational Leaflet released to the public – available for free starting today

To help raise public awareness about the marine litter issue in Hong Kong and engage people in developing a solution, over the past two years the Coastal Watch team has organized a total of six Ocean Seminars. These interesting and informative seminars have introduced people to local marine species and ways of recycling and upcycling and provided a forum where experts could share their unique marine conservation experiences. The ultimate aim of the Ocean Seminar series was to change people’s behaviour by engaging and inspiring them to actively conserve the incredible world beneath our seas. The series has largely succeeded in this goal, with around 1,000 people taking part over the two years.

To help visualize the importance of keeping litter out of the marine environment and give people tips on how to reduce waste, the Coastal Watch team will be releasing its first Marine Litter Educational Leaflet for free. With its fun illustrations and simple explanations, the leaflet describes the sources of marine litter and its consequences on marine life. It also explains ten practical ways to effectively reduce garbage in the marine environment. The first 5,000 leaflets (both English and Chinese versions are available) will be distributed at more than 10 locations starting tomorrow. E-versions of the leaflets may also be downloaded from Coastal Watch’s website here: https://coastalwatch.hk/download/marinelitterleaflet_eng

The Coastal Watch team has held six Ocean Seminars over the past two years. The response to each of them was overwhelming.

The Coastal Watch team has held six Ocean Seminars over the past two years. The response to each of them was overwhelming.

The new Marine Litter Educational Leaflet

The new Marine Litter Educational Leaflet

 

Leaflet (batch one) delivery date:
26 May, 2016 (Wednesday)

 Distribution locations:
WWF-HK Kwai Hing Office (15/F Manhattan Centre, 8 Kwai Cheong Road, Kwai Chung, N.T.)
WWF-HK Central Visitor Centre (No. 1 Tramway Path, Central)
WWF-HK Mai Po Nature Reserve Visitor Centre (Mai Po Nature Reserve, San Tin, Yuen Long, N.T.)
WWF-HK Island House Conservation Studies Centre (Island House Lane, Tai Po, N.T.)
WWF-HK Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre (Hoi Ha Wan, Sai Kung, N.T.)
Ecovision Asia (Level 2, 6 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong)
Eco Greenergy (Unit B, 2/F, On Dak Industrial Building, 2-6 Wah Sing Street, Kwai Hing, N.T.)
Green Council (Rm 710, New World Tower 1, 18 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong)
Hong Kong Maritime Museum (Central Pier No. 8, Hong Kong)
Hong Kong Traveler (Rm 9-11, 30/F, Trendy Centre, 682-684 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon)
Lamma Corner (92A Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island)
Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong (Ocean Park, Aberdeen, Hong Kong)

LCSD and AFCD will also distribute the leaflets at their various centres

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