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In Pictures: Beach clean-ups take place across Hong Kong as residents vie to halt tide of trash

Dozens of volunteers took to Hong Kong’s beaches and bays over the weekend to clean up trash that has built up in recent days.

At Discovery Bay, a trash filled beach was cleaned up after a day’s work.

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Discovery Bay. Photo: DB Green via Facebook.

Discovery Bay trash

Trash on Discovery Bay beach. Photo: DB Green via Facebook.

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Discovery Bay beach cleaned up. Photo: DB Green via Facebook.

Discovery Bay trash

Beach cleaned up. Photo: DB Green via Facebook.

Ma Wan also saw volunteers clearing up debris.

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Ma Wan Island. Photo: Maamar Tom Yam via Facebook.

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Ma Wan Island. Photo: Maamar Tom Yam via Facebook.

At Chung Hom Kok, trash was floating around swimming areas while volunteers tried to clear up the waste.

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Trash floating on water. Photo: Doug Woodring via Facebook.

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Trash collected by volunteer Doug Woodring. Photo: Doug Woodring via Facebook.

Volunteers at Big Wave Bay also collected bags of trash.

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Photo: Ernie Basilioo via Facebook.

However, at Stanley Beach, volunteers cleaned up the beach on Sunday only to see trash repopulate the area on Monday.

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Before clean-up. Photo: Cruzanne Macalister via Facebook.

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After cleanup. Photo: Cruzanne Macalister via Facebook.

Stanley beach Volunteers cleaning up the area

Volunteers cleaning up the area. Photo: Andrew Strachan via Facebook.

Stanley beach Trash returned to the beach on Monday morning

Trash returned to the beach on Monday morning. Photo: Nicola Taylor via Facebook.

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was at Shui Hau Wan, Lantau island cleaning up on Sunday.

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Trash extends on both sides. Hong Kong Cleanup via Facebook.

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Sea life on trash. Hong Kong Cleanup via Facebook.

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Volunteers cleaning up trash at Shui Hau Wan. Photo: Hong Kong Cleanup via Facebook.

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Volunteers cleaning trash at Shui Hau Wan. Photo: Hong Kong Cleanup via Facebook.

However, a Facebook user, Loy Ho, was dissatisfied that trash was still at left around nearby mangroves.

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Photo: Loy Ho via Facebook.

In Pictures: Beach clean-ups take place across Hong Kong as residents vie to halt tide of trash