International Coastal Cleanup

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


The Green Council has been the official Hong Kong & Macau coordinator for the ICC since 2008. During the cleanup activities, data cards are completed by the volunteers, then we will comply and analyse the data collected. The final results 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 long term solutions and changes in behaviour.


In partnership with Ocean Conservancy, ICC engages volunteers to

  • Remove and record marine debris collected from the beaches and waterways in Hong Kong

  • Identify the sources of debris

  • Change the behaviours that contribute to pollution


ICC also provides opportunities for local environmentally concerned and responsible businesses to demonstrate corporate social responsibility within the community and build team spirit

7 September to 23 November 2019

Any shorelines in Hong Kong. Green Council can provide suggestion on potential cleanup venue

Group or individual

How to Apply

  1. Decide the cleanup venue, date, time and number of participants

  2. For School (under school lists of Education Bureau) and Charity Organisation (under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance), please complete the Registration Form with contact person signature and stamp

  3. For Large Coporation or SME, please complete the Donation Form with contact person signature and stamp

  4. Send the completed form (both the PDF file and its scanned PDF version) to Green Council by email ( FOUR WEEKS before the proposed cleanup day

  5. Green Council will send confirmation email to successful applicants

  6. Please complete the Disclaimer Form and submit to the Green Council before the cleanup day

Note: Participants may arrange insurance on their own where necessary

ICC 2019 Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Airport Authority Hong Kong
China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
Shanghai Commercial Bank
Shell Hong Kong Limited


Bronze Sponsors

Techtronic Industries Company Limited

Wing Fung Financial Group Limited


Other Sponsors
Coco-Coca China Limited

Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Electric Company Limited

INAX Technology Ltd
New World First Ferry Services Limited
The ''Star'' Ferry Company, Limited


Venue Sponsor
Ma On Shan Plaza

Active Participants

11 years

Coca-Cola China Limited


8 years

Airport Authority Hong Kong

Nishimatsu Construction Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong Branch)

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Suga International Holdings Limited


7 years

DB Green and Plastic Free Seas

Neonlite Electronic & Lighting (HK) Ltd.

Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management Ltd.


6 years

Japan Tobacco (Hong Kong) Limited

Society of Operations Engineers (Hong Kong Region) Limited

TIACC Woo Hon Fai Secondary School


5 years

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Limited

CCC Kei Yuen College

CCC Wanchai Church Kei To Primary School (Kowloon City)

S.K.H. Lee Shiu Keung Primary School

Yan Chai Hospital Ho Sik Nam Primary School

Green Council is a Tax-Exempt Charity (Ref. No.: 91/6063)

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