Midori Ippai Project Activities LINE 345Participation in "21st Refresh Setouchi - Saka-cho Beach Cleaning" July 15, 2019 NTT West Hiroshima Group
On July 15, 2019 (Monday), NTT West Hiroshima Group participated in the "21st Refresh Setouchi Saka-cho Beach Cleaning" activity at Heiseigahama Beach in Hiroshima Prefecture, Saka-cho.
This campaign is part of the "Refresh Setouchi" project that started since 1993 to carry out cleaning activities in 11 prefectures along the coast of Seto Inland Sea to improve and conserve the environment at the Setouchi area from Oita to Wakayama.
Hiroshima Prefecture plans to perform cleaning at a total of 36 locations in 13 municipalities, and is actively engaging in efforts to disseminate information through media such as PR brochures with focus on Saka-cho, which was selected as the hub for the initiative, in anticipation of participation by about 6,800 volunteers.
Aiming to address the issue of marine plastic wastes, this is the first time Hiroshima Group took part in the activity.
Weather was clear and hot on the day of the event with temperature exceeding 30ºC. A total of 47 participants, including employees and their family members, spent about one hour to engage in the work while paying attention to prevent heatstroke such as by drinking water.
Participants collected trash and separated them into combustible wastes, non-combustible wastes, plastic wastes that were washed ashore, and natural wastes such as wood debris. Much effort was needed to remove fragments of styrene foam and pipes as they could only be picked up by hand.
The entire beach looked amazingly clean at the end of the activity, thanks to the cooperation of all the participants.
NTT West Hiroshima Group will continue to engage actively in cleaning and beautification activities together with the local community so as to preserve and hand down the bountiful nature of Seto Inland Sea to future generations.
The next round of activity will be beach cleaning in Hatsukaichi City on August 4, 2019 (Sunday).
- Participating company
- NTT West Hiroshima Group
- Saka-cho, Heiseigahama Beach
- No. of participants
- 47 (employees and family members)