Beach and surrounding areas of Kilifi’s Vipingo stand to benefit from a cleanup exercise set for September 21.

Hundreds of participants will come together to volunteer support in cleaning up the beach and surrounding areas.

The event will be marked with the official opening of the #1M Recycling Centre that will sort and recycle plastics, paper and glass for the local community.

The day is part of the International Coastal Clean-Up, which started 30 years ago and is an annual event attended by more than 6 million volunteers in over 100 countries across the globe.

Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into the


World’s oceans. There may now be as much as 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean weighing up to 269,000 tonnes.