|Tharindu and members of the Kalamitiya youth group|
Once at the harbor, everyone spread out for almost an hour of solid cleaning. Everyone had a lot of fun, despite the dirty work. The main items we were collecting were single-use plastics, like bottles, bags and food wrapping. This single-use plastic is the biggest problem, as objects that we use for a few minutes are made out of a material that can last a few hundred years. This bad design, along with a lack of knowledge about the problem, has meant that our oceans are slowly filling up with plastic.