About 37,000kg of trash picked up from Malaysian beaches in one day

Volunteers cleaning up the Tanjung Aru beach in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on Oct 1,2019.

PETALING JAYA: A clean-up of more than 100 coastal locations during the 33rd International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day saw almost 37,000 kg of rubbish removed from Malaysian beaches.

The most common items collected were plastic beverage bottles, food wrappers, cigarette butts, plastic grocery bags and plastic bottle caps.

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