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International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2016: Theme Of  International Coastal Cleanup

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2016:
International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2016:
International Coastal Cleanup  (ICC)  2016 theme Bayan Ko, Linis Ko: Bayanihan para sa Malinis na Karagatan


International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day is observed on September 17, 2016. Every year  the third Saturday of the September month observerd International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day , in many parts of the world. ICC(International Coastal Cleanup) is the largest volunteer effort for the health of oceans, mobilizes hundreds of thousands of volunteers from over 90 countries, including Philippines, to clean up trash and debris from beaches, shorelines, coasts, rivers, lakes, waterways, and dive sites and to record data on collected trash to raise awareness on the growing ecological problem. This International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Program is Observed Since last 31 years.

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2016: Theme Of  International Coastal Cleanup

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC)  was initiated in 1986 by Washington-based Ocean Conservancy (OC), a non-government group that promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems by educating and empowering citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. In 2015, more than 800,000 volunteers worldwide joined the ICC(International Coastal Cleanup) and collected over 18 million pounds of litter and marine debris from beaches and waterways, mostly food wrappers, cigarette butts, straws, stirrers, soda cans, and plastic bags.


International coastal cleanup day 2016 theme Taking action for clean, litter-free oceans

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2016
International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2016
Oceans cover 71% of the earth’s surface; they are home to diversified marine creatures, are sources of food and can temper the effect of climate change. The health of the ocean is threatened by marine debris; every year, countless marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds are either injured, entangled, or killed due to discarded plastics, fishing nets, fishing lines, plastic caps, and lighters. More than an eyesore, trash in the water and on shores poses health threats to humans, entangles wildlife, contaminates the marine environment and affects economies. There are today an estimated 270,000 tons of plastic floating in the ocean.





International Coastal Cleanup  (ICC)  2016 theme

The Philippines joined the ICC in 1994 and has been actively participating in the cleanup and data collection. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Auxiliary and ICC-Philippines coordinate the event, along with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Interrior and Local Government, and Education as major partners.



In 2003, the country adopted the third Saturday of September each year as National ICC Day, pursuant to Proclamation No. 470 issued on September 15, 1994. In a span of 22 years, the number of Filipinos volunteers reached from 3,000 to 703,000 who cleaned 54,411 kilometers of shorelines, waterways, rivers, lakes, and underwater areas. The country consistently ranks second worldwide in the number of volunteers, next to United States.


International Coastal Cleanup  (ICC)  2016 theme  International Coastal Cleanup

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2016:
International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day 2016:

National ICC Day 2016, with the theme, “Bayan Ko, Linis Ko: Bayanihan para sa Malinis na Karagatan,” will tap volunteers from Biodeversity Management Bureau, the PCG, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Metro Manila local governments, and Coastal Cleanup Philippines for simultaneous trash collection, and tree and mangrove planting along the shorelines of Manila Bay in Cavite, in Freedom Island of the Las Piñas ecotourism area, in the seaside area along Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard, and in several provincial coastlines.


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