Cleaning & collection on Beach Meet the first fish that eats plastic
Last Saturday, Clic Recycle was on Badalona beach! Not to bathe there but to clean it ... We walked the whole beach collecting all the waste that was in our path and a boat went off the sea to collect some of the waste present in the seabed sailors. The, we put everything together in order to categorize them, we let you see the result both disgusting and sad ...
Throwing waste on the ground is like give it to a fish to eat!
It is the playful but realistic metaphor that Valérie Itey has chosen to educate young people this weekend! Can't you see the link between the waste that is left in the street and the fish that are in the sea several meters or kilometers away? We will explain this to you right away!
The next time you go to the beach, watch the sand or pebbles you step on. Don't you see all these cigarette butts, these pieces of paper, these plastic bags, or even these glass or plastic bottles?
Did you know that among 10 of this waste only 1 was left here, 1 other comes from the sea and the 8 others ... come from the city?
In fact, the waste abandoned in the streets of cities is gradually brought to the sea, because of the wind or even someone who shoots in it without doing it on purpose. They end up in the sea, polluting it and affecting the beings who live there.
The UN has said that in 2021, 17 tonnes of plastics are dumped into the oceans every minute. or between 9 and 12 million tonnes per year.
There are actually over 150 million tonnes of plastics in the oceans, if this continues they will contain more plastics than fish by 2050; 750 million tonnes. Not to mention that this is a material that takes between 100 and 400 years to disappear!
BEFORE THROWING WASTE ON THE GROUND, THINK OF THE CONSEQUENCES!
A BIG THANKS!
A big thanks to the organizations that were present: Movimiento83, Ma'Kai, Espaimar C.N.B. , C. N. Bétulo, Plastic Attack Barcelona, Ocean Beer, WWF Spain, SASBA Badalona, Oceanogami, NoMasColillas Barcelona, Red Paddleco Spain, Surfrider Europe, Paugaco.
We would also like to thank the students of the "Teamwork & Collaboration" class of the Geneva Business School as well as all those who shared this event with us!
THE SOLUTION: AWARENESS!