75 volunteers collect 400 kgs of rubbish @Plastic Free Seas Beach Clean Up Dec 201822-12-2018
75 volunteers collect 400 kgs of rubbish at Plastic Free Seas Beach Clean Up Source: Shaw Marketing Services
On Saturday 15th of December, environmental charity Plastic Free Seas Worldwide brought together 75 volunteers to clean up the beach in Fuengirola. During the event, the volunteers collected a staggering 400 kgs of rubbish in just one hour.
The beach clean up was a huge success, with 75 volunteers joining the Mayor of Fuengirola, and the Councillors for Beaches and the Environment to collect 400 kilos of rubbish in just an hour.
|Specsavers and Plastic Free Seas Fuengirola 2018
Specsavers Opticas Fuengirola sponsored the event as part of their commitment to reducing plastic and minimizing their impact on the environment. After stopping using plastic bags in all eight stores earlier this year. They joined the charity, the volunteers, the Mayor of Fuengirola Ana María Mula Redruello, the Councillor for Beaches José Sanchez and the Councillor for the Environment María Jesús Pascual from the Fuengirola Town Hall for the largest beach clean up of the year.
“We have become more and more conscious of the impact that plastic can have on the environment and wanted to make a change”, explained Amrik Sappal, Director of Specsavers Opticas Fuengirola. “So we stopped using plastic bags in September and have committed to sponsor Plastic Free Seas Worldwide with their Beach Cleaning activities and educational work to both stop plastics at the source and deal with them before they cause harm to the environment.”
|Plastic Free Seas Worldwide
Plastic Free Seas Worldwide was created by Craig Webb to increase awareness about the amount of plastic being dumped into our seas every year.
Approximately one truckload of plastic is dumped into the sea every minute, equating to 8 million tonnes a year. “Our mission is to bring communities together, educate our youth and start making a difference to the carnage that we are subjecting our natural world too. This is a man-made problem and innocent mammals, fish and sea birds are paying the ultimate price”, explained co-founder of the charity Natasha Wegloop. “This year we have organized 12 beach clean ups, collecting over 5 tonnes of rubbish from beaches on the Costa del Sol and visited schools to educate the younger generation on the importance of minimizing plastic use and disposing of it carefully. Thanks to everyone who has supported all our activities in 2018, we look forward to many more events in 2019”.
About Plastic Free Seas
Plastic Free Seas was created to increase awareness about the 8 million tons of plastic that are dumped into our seas every year.
Since 2017 they have organized 10 beach cleanups, which have collected over 3,400 kg of plastic from beaches along all Costa del Sol.
In addition to the regular beach cleans, the charity is undertaking school outreach, in concern that education is vital to stopping this problem long-term and they want to inspire the younger generations to live differently and respect our seas.
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