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Below you will find some start-up references, including guidance documents, useful links and information on assistance rendered by government departments, for you to organise cleanup operation.
You would need the following items to organise a cleanup operation:
Many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been organising regular cleanup in different parts of Hong Kong and they have prepared useful guidance documents on preparatory work, checklists, etc. Some relevant organisations (but not exhaustive) with website links are listed below for reference.
You can use the data card, which adopts the ICC format, prepared by other organisations to record the details of the refuse collected.
We have provided below the link to two data cards (ICC format) which are readily available on the internet. For assessment of the refuse problem in Hong Kong, we suggest adding in your data card:
If you choose to conduct a more detailed recording of the refuse following the EPD format, you may use the Data card 3 below.
To facilitate data reporting and analysis, we have designed two data reporting proformas below. You may email the completed proforma(s) to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration in the marine refuse study.
You may contact the following government departments to get support for arranging cleanup operation:
As regards marine parks, AFCD will:
As regards ungazetted beaches and coastal areas, FEHD will:
As regards gazetted beaches, LCSD will:
As regards coastal waters, MD will: