Volunteers remove plastic pellets from beach

PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 13 August, 2012, 10:23am


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More than 150 volunteers from the Hong Kong-based NGO Ecovision Asia removed 217 bags of plastic pellets and assorted rubbish from Big Wave Bay beach yesteday. Some 150 tonnes of the plastic pellets were in six containers which fell from the Yong Xin Jie 1 freighter when Typhoon Vicente struck the city last month. Although the pellets are not toxic, according to Sinopec, the company that produced them, green groups have called it an environmental disaster. Photos: EPA