Beachcleaning in Sanya, China

Local students motivated to strengthen Sanya’s tourism stronghold turned out in force at the Keep the Oceans Clean! beach clean at Luhuitou Village Beach on Saturday.

The university students joined more than 100 locals, race supporters and the CEO Knut Frostad and made light work of the rubbish including plastic bags, cigarette butts and burger boxes.

It is the fourth beach clean organised by environmental campaigners Skeleton Sea and the Volvo Ocean Race through their combined Keep the Oceans Clean! project.

Skeleton Sea artist João Parrinha, who again led the clean-up, said the local enthusiasm for protecting the environment was similar to that shown at previous stopovers Alicante, Cape Town and Abu Dhabi.

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