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2020 ANZCham Beach Clean [English article]

The Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (ANZCham Taipei) in partnership with the Australian Office in Taipei hosted a beach clean up for Taiwan’s National Clean Up Day on Saturday 13 June at Wai’Ao Beach.

The event brought together over 150 volunteers from the Australian, New Zealand, International and Taiwanese community to collect over 500kg of trash including a child’s bicycle, fishing nets and lots of plastic waste.

ANZCham Taipei Chairman, Damien Van Eyk, said that “it is a privilege to live here in Taiwan and it is important that we as a community give back to this beautiful place we call home, this is the second year we have run the beach clean up and it is just getting bigger each year”.

The beach clean in the morning was followed by a BBQ supported by ANZCO Foods and Mr Sausage and featured juicy New Zealand lamb chops and Australian style sausages.

Damien added, “the international community in Taiwan deeply appreciates the Taiwan Government's handling of COVID-19 which has made us all feel very safe, confident and grateful and it is great to see this success and the ability to now relax social distancing rules.”

There were free surf lessons for kids in the afternoon sponsored by Quicksilver and Roxy, but due to dangerous conditions, they were cancelled on the day.

This was one of 21 clean up locations over the weekend for Taiwan’s National Clean Up Day, organised by Taiwan Adventure Outings and Wraptie, which brought together over 1,200 volunteers to collect over 7 tons of trash!


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