International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) 2017 Hong Kong Cleanup Period


International Coastal Cleanup 2017 Hong Kong

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is a global event initiated by Ocean Conservancy (OC) in 1986. Its aim is to engage citizens to remove trash and debris from beaches and waterways all around world, identify the sources of debris, and change the behavioral patterns that contribute to pollution (

The Green Council (GC) has been the official Hong Kong & Macau coordinator for the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) since 2008. During the cleanup activities, data cards are completed by the volunteers, then GC compiles and analyses the data from all the completed data cards. The final result will be published and used to educate the public, business, industry and government authorities about marine debris issue in Hong Kong. Through education and awareness of such issues will bring forth long term solutions and changes in behavior.

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Importance of ICC

Marine debris is a serious and worsening problem in marine and coastal environments worldwide, and Hong Kong's waters and coasts have not escaped this problem. The United Nations Environment Program's State of the Marine Environment report suggests that the main ocean-based sources of marine litter found in East Asian waters are shipping, ferries and cruise liners, fishing vessels, aquaculture, mariculture, and offshore oil and gas platforms; while the main land-based sources are coastal municipal sewage, storm water, industrial facilities, solid waste from landfills, untreated waste water, and tourism (recreational visitors to the coast). All of these sources need to be addressed in a comprehensive strategy to reduce marine debris in Hong Kong's waters.

September 2017 to November 2017

Any shorelines in Hong Kong. Green Council also provides suggestion on potential cleanups beaches.

Every party (including local and international schools, CSR-concerned companies) or individual can become the Cleanup Organizer (CO).

Organization, Company, School or Individual participants (with >10 people per group)
1. Download and read the "Guidance for Cleanup" before the registration as Clean-up Organizer.
2. Decide the cleanup venue, date, time and number of participants.
3. For Schools and organizations, please complete the registration form with contact person's signature and stamp.
For SME or Large Corporation, please complete the registration form with contact person's signature and stamp.
Send the completed registration form to Green Council by email ( or fax: 2810 1998 THREE weeks before the proposed clean-up date.
Green Council will send confirmation to participants by EMAIL ONLY while the location is available.

ICC Activities

Official Coastal Cleanup period
Period:September 2017- November 2017
Venue: Any beaches in Hong Kong
Category Fundraising Requirement
Registration Form
Large Corporation HK$ 10,000 ICC 2017 HK Fund-raising Form
Small Medium Enterprise HK$ 2,000
Schools, charity organizations, individual Not necessary ICC 2017 Form
ICC 2017 HK Presentation Ceremony cum Press Conference
To be confirmed.


Cleanup Locations

Beaches Cleanup Map

Find ICC on a larger map

Blue Point - Under LCSD
Red Point - Privately owned / Other beaches suitable for swimming
Green Point - Marine Park

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Schools and charity organizations - Guidance for cleanup ICC 2017 (English / Chinese)
Company organizations - Guidance for cleanup ICC 2017 (Chinese version only)

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Contact Us

For participation or enquiries, please contact:
Green Council
ICC Coordinator
Tel : 2810 1122
Fax : 2810 1998
Email :

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