Timorese youngsters Micky and Mardy have been doing their bit to protect the marine environment on the island of Atauro . They have set up a group, Ekipa Tasi Mos (Clean Ocean Team), which organizes regular beach clean-ups, and they record their findings in an international marine debris database, allowing the community to trace the pollution back to its original source. After collection and recording, the plastics are then recycled and transformed into beautiful products that can be sold as local handicrafts.
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