Eighty-five bags of trash weighing 289 kilogrammes were collected during a beach cleaning activity at Berakas Forest Reserve Beach organised by Green Brunei and the students under Discovery Year Unit Community Outreach Programme of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) on Sunday. Among the waste collected were plastic bottles, a fridge door and fences, a press release stated.
The clean-up was carried out to raise awareness regarding environmental cleanliness and to show the importance of proper rubbish disposal. The activity started at 7.30am and ended at 10am. Some 102 volunteers took part in the campaign to pick up rubbish along the coastline of Berakas Forest Reserve Beach which spanned about one kilometre.
UBD student Khairun Nurafiqah binti Haji Ahim who is undergoing Community Outreach Programme with Green Brunei said, “I hope by initiating this campaign, the public is aware of the severity of waste disposal at the beach.
“It is our job collectively to start making changes and today we are doing that by showing the importance of proper waste disposal.”
Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari, the Co-founder and Director of Community Engagement Green Brunei was also present.