According to the annual report given by the Blue Ocean Association, which is a non-governmental organization dedicating to ocean protection, trash pollution on the Sanya coastline has been a serious problem in recent years.


In 2010, the association set up a special team with more than 50 volunteers to conduct investigations along the 103-km coastline in Sanya. The investigating data showed the total weight of trash collected was 3 times the global average in each kilometer and the quantity was 17 times as much trash as the global average.


Volunteers are collecting trash on a beach in Sanya


The trash items left on the beach include plastic bags, bottles and containers, foam plastic pieces, fishing nets and other daily garbage.


Besides, they also discovered 145 sewage outfalls including 136 that are still under use. These outfalls are of domestic and pond sewage.


The association has reported this serious issue to the relevant departments in Sanya. They hope immediate measures will be taken to solve this problem and preserve this natural island treasure.


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Translated by WOS Team


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