A lot of people take part in community clean-up efforts - spending their weekends picking up litter on shores and beaches. We are always shocked by the trash and pollution that we find- the beaches are covered in plastic bottles, food wrappers, bottle caps, and grocery bags - all made of plastic! In the past few months, we had groups paddling around Sai Kung and participated in beach cleaning. Participants volunteered to clean up beaches and it was an excellent initiative. Participants expressed hope for the future because they learned to respect the environment, to recycle, and to live a more sustainable, environmentally-conscious life.