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Sau Bay Resort & Spa joins Green Fins and Organizes Another Beach Cleanup!!

Newly part of the international Green Fins program, Sau Bay Resort & Spa decided to go "all in". We built our own Green Fins Bin (complete with actual green fins!) that will be housed right outside our dive shop to remind our guests what Green Fins and Sau Bay Resort are all about. A couple of our guests volunteered to help us make the Green Fins bin. By taking an old drum, pressure washing it, painting it and securing a pair of green fins on the drum, a new monument dedicated to our sustainability journey was born!!


Pressure washing the drum is the first step in the process of making a special Green Fins Bin to collect ocean trash
The making of the Green Fins Bin

The Green Fins Bin is ready to collect trash
The finished Green Fins Bin!

A couple of days later, we had a spring tide event, which naturally brings a fair amount of ocean trash onto our pristine beach and mangrove forest. We decided to have a beach cleanup. Dividing up into two groups we started on both ends of our beachfront. Within 30 minutes we had reconvened at the dive shop (basically in the middle of the beachfront) with all of collected trash. We did not use any single-use plastic bags in our cleanup - only reuseable sacks and buckets. We also invited our guests to participate in the cleanup and even 11 year old was able to make a big difference and learn the importance of removing plastic debris from our mangroves and intertidal zone.






Green Fins dedicated cleanup crew
Some of our Beach Cleanup crew at start of cleanup next to the Green Fins Bin


Divemaster Lotu collecting trash as part of our beach cleanup
Staff member collecting trash in our mangrove forests at Sau Bay Resort & Spa

Removing one of many pieces of plastic entrapped within our extensive mangrove forest.


Sau Bay Resort & Spa staff collecting trash in the high intertidal zone
Sau Bay Resort & Spa staff collecting trash in the high intertidal zone

Picking up trash in the upper intertidal zone.


Sau Bay Resort's Beach Cleanup Team on August 7, 2023
Sau Bay Resort's Beach Cleanup Team on August 7, 2023

An accomplished crew! Ready for the complimentary refreshments...



16 Kilograms of trash collected in 30 minutes! Go Team Sau Bay! Sau Bay Resort Beach Cleanup Staff used the Coastal Conservancy's Volunteer Ocean Trash Data Form (ww.oceanconservancy.org/cleanup) to sort and record the various trash components.


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