QI Singapore Staff Volunteered in a Beach Clean-up Activity
The QI Singapore staff had a fulfilling Saturday spent in a beach clean-up activity at the East Coast Beach Park, Singapore. The activity was aimed at reviving the beauty of the scenic coastline that stretches over 15 kilometres.
A total of 12 volunteers from various departments in the QI Singapore office joined hands to make the ongoing initiative by RYTHM Foundation an impactful one. This Staff Social Responsibility activity saw our volunteers spend 4 hours on the beach to pick up trash left behind by holidaymakers in the hope of restoring its beauty and creating awareness on the importance of cleaning up after having fun on the beach.
Volunteers brought along tongs, garbage bags and plastic gloves to pick up garbage that was left behind by holidaymakers. Volunteers picked up countless cigarette butts, plastic bottles, plastic cups, plastic beach toys, plastic straws and even cable ties by the shore.
A volunteer, Elvie said the beauty of the beach was tarnish by garbage left behind by individuals who didn’t care much for the environment. “The beach at East Coast was full of cigarette butts. It was sad to see these rubbish easily getting into the ocean and harming sea creatures. I am also now inspired to start my own beach clean up with my family and friends.”