On World Environment Day 2018 we celebrated big!
On this day, we raised awareness for the emergent problem marine debris has become with the biggest beach clean organized so far in Sitges.
Together with the local sailing club Nàutic Sitges we organized the very first beach clean that included not only a beach sweep, but also a jetty and underwater clean up.
After pumping energy with a delicious breakfast provided by the sailing club and a brief introduction on marine pollution, the 40 volunteers were split into three different groups that would be in charge of cleaning up the beach, the jetty and the seabed.
In only one hour we picked up all sorts of trash, including a motorbike buried underwater, a wedding dress and 2kg of cigarette butts!
The team was so positively surprised by the growing enthusiasm during the beach clean, especially from the youngsters, that we can’t wait to do this activity again!
But we not only cleaned the beach that day. In order to keep spreading the message of trash-free seas all year around, we designed a new t-shirt of which we donated
100% of the benefits to EDMAKTUB
a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and conservation of the marine environment and specialized in cetacean (dolphins and whales) research.