International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is a global event initiated by Ocean Conservancy (OC) in 1986. Its aim is to engage citizens to remove trash and debris from beaches and waterways all around world, identify the sources of debris, and change the behavioral patterns that contribute to pollution ( The event is held every third Saturday of September.

September 19, 1998: Manila Bay

The ChE Department started planning for its First participation in the International Coastal CleanUp Day on September 19, 1998. After all orientation and preparations have been done, Typhoon Reming hit the Manila Bay area on September 18, 1998 (causing the Princess of the Orient to capsize off the shores of Manila Bay). and the cancellation of the planned coastal cleanup.

September 18, 1999: Manila Bay

September 16, 2000:

September 15, 2001

September 21, 2002

September 20, 2003

September 18, 2004

September 17, 2005

September 16, 2006

September 15, 2007: Calaca, Batangas

September 20, 2008

September 19, 2009

September 18, 2010

September 17, 2011:  Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area in Las Pinas, Paranaque


September 15, 2012

September 21, 2013: Lemery, Batangas

September 20, 2014: No CleanUp due to Typhoon Mario

September 19, 2015: Lemery, Batangas

Volunteers composed of UST Chemical Engineering students and faculty members went to Lemery, Batangas last September 19, 2015 in participation with the 30th International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). ICC is one of the world’s largest organized efforts for the marine environment held annually every third Saturday of September. This activity is also part of the students’ Environmental Engineering Course lead by their instructor, Prof. Evelyn Laurito. Aside from the cleanup, almost 200 mangrove seedlings were planted along the coast which will eventually help prevent shoreline erosion and serve as natural filtering systems and breeding ground for marine organisms.Source: Nickole Jean Codico; The Reaction Newsletter: UST-ChE Department Joins 30th International Coastal Cleanup