Great teamwork, a big thank you to all of you, especially to the ‘newcomers’.
25 equally minded people, output: 60 big rubbish bags – mostly plastics that will be recycled instead of ending up in our stomachs (see: http://theconversation.com/youre-eating-microplastics-in-wa…).
The Municipality of Platanias provided us with plastic bags, gloves and water. In addition, they provided a pickup truck and two employees for the transportation of the bags. The pickup, however, was too small for the amount of rubbish collected. So the Mayor of Platanias arranged for the remaining bags to be picked up by a boat.
After the beach clean we got together in Afrata where we enjoyed lunch. Καλή παρέα!
Some of the MEDIA REPORTS:
– Report on NEA TV:
Let me add a few thoughts….
CAN BEACH CLEANS DO MORE THAN JUST CLEAN-UP RUBBISH?
-Beach cleans help to improve the local environment
-Beach cleans increase knowledge about marine litter
-Beach cleaning activities raise awareness about marine litter
-Beach cleaning has an educational impact
-Our aim is to encourage a continued commitment to that activity and to raise awareness for preventive and sustainable actions.