Over 800 young gathered and created a meaningful art formation in protest against pollution.
According to reports by CNN, over 800 children came together on a beach in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, to form "Lap Sap Chung" or a trash monster, which is what the formation looks like when you look at it from the air. The character was chosen from past Hong Kong litter campaigns and is supposed to signfy a trash-eating monster.
The beach is littered with plastics, such as plastic wrappers, glass bottles and foam packaging that keeps popping up on the beach even after the previous batch of litter is cleaned up. CNN reports that in total 1,500 kg of washed up trash was collected by The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department on November 1 and November 5.
On the Kids Ocean Day, the children were brought to the beach to learn about pollution first-hand, see its effects and learn about ways of preventing or minimizing (especially plastic) pollution, which is said to mostly derrive from Hong Kong households. This means that residents of Hong Kong still need learn more about how pollution affects the environment, including the ocean life. Hopefully, initiatives to raise environmental awareness will be successful, as the trash problem in Hong Kong is becoming more and more worrying.
Video curtesy of SkyNews.