"Trash-packer" and March 08 is the day of the
global trashpacker community, including Trashpacker Team VietNam.
It was Trashpacker Team VietNam who launched the nationwide
scavenging program on March 8 with the goal of helping Vietnam enter the Top 3
cleanest countries in Southeast Asia.
On March 8, while all over the country carried out this
program, in Ly Son island district, with the call of the group “For a Ly Son
without Plastic Waste”, the Saigon Compass team supported calling for more
volunteers to join the program.
On March 8, dozens of people including group members “For Ly
Son without Plastic waste”, a volunteer group of Saigon Compass and young
people in Ly Son Island participated in picked
up garbage along the coast of the island and An Bình Islet – three miles away
from the main island – with the spirit of creating a “Green-Clean-Beautiful”
also hosted a communication campaign to talk with local islanders about
pollution and plastic waste and offer suggestions on how to reduce single-use
island – as well as a vast coastal area in the districts of Bình Sơn, Trà Bồng,
Ba Tơ, Sa Huỳnh, Nghĩa Hành and Quảng Ngãi city on a total of 2,000sq.km – is
being considered for designation as a Global Geo-Park by UNESCO.
Sơn Island, known as the Kingdom of Garlic, has around 21,000 inhabitants, 73
per cent of whom make their living from farming garlic and spring onions,
alongside fishing. It hosts around 200,000 tourists each year.