By Mei Kuan
The weekly clean-ups initiated by Trash Hero Ipoh (THI) is back running every weekend from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
The upcoming clean-up this week will be held on Sunday, October 24 at the Birch Memorial Clock Tower.
It is open to everyone to join and no sign-up is required.
Held with strict adherence to the health and safety standard operating procedures, participants must fulfill four conditions: have completed both doses of vaccine, have a healthy body, have not had close contact with COVID-19 patients, and face masks must be worn at all times during the clean-up.
During each session, data is collected to identify problems and the kind of trash most likely to be found in a spot. After that, it will be submitted to the authorities for the next course of action.
As of October 3, 103 clean-ups have been carried out involving 817 volunteers, out of which 69 were children. A total of 2,207.65kg of trash have been collected, with 32.864kg recycled. The collected litter was made up of 24,642 cigarette butts and 480 masks among others.
Established in January 2019, Trash Hero Ipoh is a non-profit organisation under the global volunteer-led movement, Trash Hero World.
The objective of Trash Hero Ipoh is to create awareness that keeping our environment clean is a collective responsibility that we all share.