About 45 tons of garbage were left on Sanya’s beaches after a moon-watching celebration on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which fell on September 8th, 2014.

On the morning of September 10th, the department dispatched nearly 1,220 sanitation workers to collect the trash left on the beaches after the moon-gazing event.

On the moon-gazing night, many residents and tourists crowded Dadonghai beach to celebrate the festival with a burning wax treatment. Used napkins, mooncakes, empty bottles, boxes and barbecue supplies were left on the beaches after the treatment.

“We started to clear up the trash at 3 o’clock and it took about 4 hours to restore Dadonghai to its normal beauty,” said one worker at Dadonghai.

The huge amount of litter discarded by visitors on the beaches has triggered a heated discussion online.


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