Working Group’s Activities

Events organised by the Working Group

Activities in 2013

Activities in 2014

Activities in 2015

Activities in 2016

Activities in 2017

Activities chart 2015

Clean Shorelines Roving Exhibition in 18 Districts

You are welcome to visit the Clean Shorelines Roving Exhibition, which is launched by the Interdepartmental Working Group on Clean Shorelines throughout the territory at 18 districts. The roving exhibition will feature details of the work of the Working Group and the study report on marine refuse, the damage it causes to the environment, improvement measures to tackle the marine refuse problem, and how the public can help in keeping the shorelines clean. In addition to information panels, a game booth will also be set up at the exhibition venues on Sundays with different types of marine refuse on display. Details of the schedule and venues of the exhibition are shown below:

District Venue Date BoothNote

Sai Kung

Clear Water Bay Second Beach

12/9/2015 – 18/9/2015


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Yau Tsim Mong

Mody Road Garden

19/9/2015 – 25/9/2015


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Tuen Mun

Golden Beach

26/9/2015 – 2/10/2015


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Tsuen Wan

Lido Beach

3/10/2015 – 9/10/2015


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Upper Cheung Sha Beach

10/10/2015 – 16/10/2015


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Aberdeen Promenade

17/10/2015 – 23/10/2015


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Quarry Bay Park

24/10/2015 – 30/10/2015


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Central & Western

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre

31/10/2015 – 9/11/2015


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Ocean Park

10/11/2015 – 16/11/2015


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Kowloon City

Hung Hom Promenade

17/11/2015 – 22/11/2015


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Kwun Tong

Kwun Tong Promenade

23/11/2015 – 29/11/2015


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Sha Tin

Ma On Shan Park

30/11/2015 – 6/12/2015


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Tai Po

Yuen Chau Tsai Park

7/12/2015 – 13/12/2015


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Kwai Tsing

Tsing Yi Northeast Park

14/12/2015 – 20/12/2015


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Wan Chai

Wong Nai Chung Sports Centre

21/12/2015 – 27/12/2015


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Sham Shui Po

Shek Kip Mei Park Sports Centre

28/12/2015 – 3/1/2016


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Wong Tai Sin

Po Kong Village Road Sports Centre

4/1/2016 – 10/1/2016


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Yuen Long

Tin Fai Road Sports Centre

11/1/2016 – 17/1/2016


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Po Wing Road Sports Centre

18/1/2016 – 24/1/2016


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Tuen Mun

Tai Hing Sports Centre

10/2/2016 – 14/2/2016


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Wong Tai Sin

Choi Hung Road Sports Centre

15/2/2016 – 21/2/2016


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Sai Kung

Hang Hau Sports Centre

22/2/2016 – 28/2/2016


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Lobby at G/F of Aberdeen Tennis and Squash Centre

29/2/2016 – 6/3/2016


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Sha Tin

Sha Tin Park

7/3/2016 – 13/3/2016


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Note      The booth will operate from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The booth will be rescheduled in case of adverse weather. Please note the announcement in this website for the latest schedule for the booth.

Press Release

Clean Shorelines Poster Competition 2016

Following the Clean Shorelines Video Filming Competition organised in 2014, the WG was organising a Clean Shorelines Poster Competition from January to March 2016 to further promote the message of keeping our shorelines clean.

Students of primary and secondary schools were invited to design a poster with the theme of the WG activities in 2016 as follows –

"Protect our coast Leave no trace”

Details of the competition could be found in the Prospectus, and the factsheet which summarises the work of the WG and the marine refuse problem we face in Hong Kong was also prepared for reference.

The competition was closed on 31 March 2016. Nearly 200 entries from 29 participating schools were received. The competition was divided into three sections, namely primary school section, junior secondary school section and senior secondary school section. A champion, a 1st runner-up, a 2nd runner-up and seven outstanding awards in each section were selected by the adjudicating panel which comprised members of the WG. The winning design of the Champions will be adopted for the promotional posters of the WG in 2016. The award ceremony will be held in late July. Winners will be notified separately for details on the award ceremony by letter.

Winners of the competition are listed below:

Primary School Section

Award Name School Name
Champion Chim Lok Ching South Yuen Long Government Primary School
1st Runner-up Lau Po Tung South Yuen Long Government Primary School
2nd Runner-up Tang Hoi Ki South Yuen Long Government Primary School
Outstanding award(in alphabetical order of winners’ name) Au Hoi Man South Yuen Long Government Primary School
Au Tsz Wing South Yuen Long Government Primary School
Lam Ki Chi Ying Wa Primary School
Lau Yan Lam Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School
Nip Wing Ho South Yuen Long Government Primary School
Pan Ching Kan Ying Wa Primary School
Yip Tsz Ho Hong Kong and Macau Lutheran Church Primary School

Please click here to view winning entries of primary school section.

Junior Secondary School Section

Award Name School Name
Champion Tsoi Hon Lam CNEC Lau Wing Sang Secondary School
1st Runner-up Clare Yeung Wing Chi Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section)
2nd Runner-up Ho Hin Pik Elegantia College (Sponsored by Education Convergence)
Outstanding award(in alphabetical order of winners’ name) Chik Man Tung Elegantia College (Sponsored by Education Convergence)
Fu Yi Yi Elegantia College (Sponsored by Education Convergence)
Fung Shue Fai Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Yuen Long)
Hau Hei Tung Lauren German Swiss International School
Jillian Sally Leung German Swiss International School
Lam Wing Suet CNEC Lau Wing Sang Secondary School
Ngai Ka Yi Elegantia College (Sponsored by Education Convergence)

Please click here to view winning entries of junior secondary school section.

Senior Secondary School Section

Award Name School Name
Champion Tang Cheuk Ying Agnes STFA Leung Kau Kui College
1st Runner-up Chan Wing Tung STFA Leung Kau Kui College
2nd Runner-up Wong Ka Yuk STFA Leung Kau Kui College
Outstanding award(in alphabetical order of winners’ name) Chan Ka Yin CCC Kei Long College
Chan Tsz Ying Tuen Mun Government Secondary School
Cheung Ka Wan Ng Yuk Secondary School
Hui Sun Ning STFA Leung Kau Kui College
Lau Hoi Ching Fion STFA Leung Kau Kui College
Lee Wing Lam STFA Leung Kau Kui College
Tjang Ka Wai STFA Yung Yau College

Please click here to view winning entries of senior secondary school section.

Be Our Partner to organise the Shorelines Cleanup Day (2016-2017)

In April 2015, the WG launched the Shorelines Cleanup Day Campaign. In the coming four months, the WG will continue to look for partners to organise shorelines cleanup events. Our partners will be co-organisers of individual Shorelines Cleanup Days, mainly to look after the recruitment of volunteers, while we will provide on-site programme briefing on cleanup procedures and refuse data collection for the participants, necessary gears and materials (gloves, garbage bags, data cards, pencils, clipboards, portable scales, etc.) and, where necessary, land transportation. We will publicise the cleanup events on this website for any interested individuals to contact the co-organisers in joining the cleanup events.

Please join us in keeping our shorelines clean and see how your action could help protect the marine environment. The cleanup days for December 2016 to March 2017 are as follows:-

Date Location Co-organiser
16 April 2016 (Sat) am Sha Lan, Tai Po Program for the Gifted and Talented, Faculty of Education, CUHK Photos Event Achievement
28 May 2016 (Sat) am Sam Pak Wan, Lantau HOCC Charity Fund Volunteer Group (Cancelled due to bad weather)
11 June 2016 (Sat) am Sha Ha, Sai Kung SKH Fung Kei Primary School (Cancelled due to bad weather)
16 July 2016 (Sat) am Shui Hau, Lantau Vocational Training Council Photos Event Achievement
27 August 2016 (Sat) am Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island Stewards Sha Kok Youth
Children's Centre and Boeing (Asia) Investment Ltd.
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10 December 2016 (Sat) am Lung Kwu Tan, Tuen Mun Diocesan Preparatory School Photos Event Achievement
7 January 2017 (Sat) am Shui Hau, Lantau HKBUAS Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School Parent Teacher Association Photos Event Achievement
11 February 2017 (Sat) am Sam Pak Wan, Lantau Hong Kong Family Welfare Society Photos Event Achievement
25 March 2017 (Sat) am Tai O, Lantau Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co Ltd Photos Event Achievement


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Engagement Session with Community Groups cum Clean Shorelines Poster Competition Prize Presentation Ceremony

The Working Group organised an engagement session for community groups on 29 July 2016 at the Hong Kong Museum of History.

The engagement session was hosted by Ms Anissa Wong, Permanent Secretary for the Environment and Chairperson of the Working Group. Representatives of the Working Group’s member departments also attended. A presentation was made by Government representatives on the various improvement measures being implemented and their progress, as well as the surge in refuse witnessed at beaches in the southern part of Hong Kong in July. The community groups also presented their views and suggestions on work on Clean Shorelines. These were followed by an open floor discussion for attendees to exchange their views with Government representatives.

Prizes for the Clean Shorelines Poster Competition organised by the Working Group in early 2016 were also presented that afternoon. Around 100 people attended the engagement session, including the award winners and their family members.

Materials presented by representatives of the Government departments and community groups are available at the following links –

Powerpoint on Clean Shorelines work
Coastal Watch Project (Powerpoint)
Coastal Watch Project (Discussion Points)
Dr. Martin Williams
Ocean Recovery Alliance
Plastic Free Seas

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Lap Sap Wan Cleanup 2016

In the summer of 2015, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) and Marine Department (MD) joined force to carry out a cleanup operation at Lap Sap Wan. The pebble beach, which was once been covered with a sea of marine refuse, restored its cleanliness. Press here for details of the said cleanup operation.

This summer, the FEHD continued to engage a service contractor to clean up Lap Sap Wan from 7 June to 24 July. After a period of 6 weeks, about 29 tonnes of refuse and some timber were collected. Similar to last year’s arrangement, the refuse was shipped to Ap Lei Chau Refuse Collection Point and then transferred to landfill for disposal.

The annual cleanup will help prevent accumulation of refuse at the beach but it would be more effective to prevent marine refuse from entering marine environment by reducing waste generation at source and keeping our shorelines clean. Everyone in the community could help protect our shorelines by practising the good habit of “Take your litter home” during outdoor activities, reducing the consumption of single-use items and disposing of litter properly before leaving coastal area.

Before Cleanup
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Cleanup in progress
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After Cleanup
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