As part of NUS Cares, a university-wide movement encouraging the NUS community to volunteer, and to bring awareness to the environment by keeping our beaches and park clean, the Office of Finance and Central Procurement Office, together with Deputy President (Administration) Mr Clarence Ti, gathered at Pasir Ris Park on 3 September 2022 for Beach Clean Up. Participants were briefed to pick up macro and microplastics and trash. Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that result from both commercial product development and the breakdown of larger plastics. As a pollutant, microplastic infiltration into the sea can be harmful to the Marine ecosystem, environment and animal health.
A total of 75 staff and family members amassed the park’s areas 1-2. Total area is 1,901 m2.
By 11am, total of close to 60kg of trash and recyclables were collected.