Volunteers recording rubbish they have collected.
Volunteers recording rubbish they have collected.

KUCHING: Some 30 Sarawak Energy staff together with more than 100 volunteers joined forces to clean Abang Amin Beach at Sematan on March 2.

The volunteers were members of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Kuching Beach Cleaners, Sarawak Eco-Warriors, students from local universities and nearby residents.

A total of 595 kg of rubbish, mainly single-use plastics and non-biodegradable materials were collected.

Volunteers picking up rubbish strewn on the beach.

Sarawak Energy’s team was led by its general manager Robin Tigai and senior manager for Environment Mahmood Long.

The programme was initiated by Sarawak Energy’s Environmental Division of the Health Safety, Security and Environment with the objective to promote environmental awareness among the participants and for them to experience the impact of improper waste disposal.

Sarawak Energy hopes to organise similar activity in other beaches in Sarawak.

Sarawak Enegery staff and volunteers posing for a group photo before the beach cleaning strated.