Action on River Plastic: Hope for the Ocean

When I am working with primary students on the Chao Phraya River, I often ask what they would do if they could implement any idea to clean up the river before its load of rubbish  enters the sea. So if I am honest, when I first read about the ocean clean up, using a gigantic boom to sweep the junk from the surface of the ocean, I smiled to myself remembering the answers from enthusiastic seven year olds that I had heard many times.

I was interested yesterday to find this story taking place in Malaysia. It reminded me that if we want to see environmental problems going away, we have to have a vision, a dream. Read about the dream making a difference to the Klang River.

https://www.selangormaritimegateway.com/projects/river-cleaning/

It is only part of the answer I know, we still have to change the patterns of behaviour and mental models of the people living close to the river, but every day less rubbish is entering the sea and that must be positive.

This article puts the Klang Project in context. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/56941921

Nothing will ever happen if we do not take the first step.

 

Lynda Rolph
Head of Community
Traidhos Three-Generation Community

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