- 11:00 - 13:00 > Beach Clean Up (gloves and bags will be provided)
- 13:00 - 14:00 > Sea Clean up (bring snorkels and nets if you can!)
- Optional Yoga lesson by our very own Michelle Bartolo.
- DJ Digits will be spinning tunes throughout!
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A big thanks goes out to Ann Zammit from the Sunday Times for coming down to support the group and to Brian Azzopardi from CODE.TV for taking some footage of the clean up.
The long awaited installation of several waste and recycling bins was a welcomed site and will hopefully encourage more beach goers to bin their rubbish in future, instead of littering the sand and sea.
Thanks as always goes out to all the new faces, surfers and regular volunteers for another job well done. Catch you at the next one!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
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Monday, March 1, 2010
We are proud to ensure Malta has its own little flag on the Surfrider map and will be heading down to Ghajn Tuffieha to do our bit on the first day of Spring - Sunday, 21st March!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
In addition to the usual rubbish collecting, this time round we also attempted a simple sieving system to try and get rid of the smaller pieces of plastic that littered the sand.
Locate lots of plastic... check.
Sieve out the large pieces.
Onto the smaller bits...
Voila! What sand should really look like.
It was a successful attempt but a very time consuming one, so many more nets and many more hands would be needed next time round to make a real visible difference over the entire beach!
Another job well done and off to the bowling alley for a good time amongst awesome people... (photos of gutter balls too embarrassing for this blog). Thanks to all for joining!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
The Pacific 'garbage soup' as it is commonly referred to, stretches from China to California, covering an area larger than the continental United States, 80% of which is made up of tiny, non biodegradable shards of plastic.
So what is the solution to this great ocean threat?
Captain Moore has stated that realistically, completely eliminating the plastic content of the ocean is now beyond the budget of any country and the damage it has created until now is quite possibly irreversible. Our responsibility now lies in preventing even further damage by stopping the plastic at its source - stopping it on land before it finds its way into the sea.
So, what can you do?
- Reduce the amount of plastic you use.
~ Give up plastic sandwich bags and use long lasting tupperware instead.
~ Stop buying bottled water (some households can get through over 1000 2L bottles a year). Consider installing a small reverse osmosis system to purify tap water which can pay for itself within 12 months.
~ Instead of buying a drink for lunch every day, bring one with you from home and re-use the bottle.
- Bin it.
~ It takes half a second to slip whatever you're done with in your pocket until you find a bin to dispose of it safely.
~ With local councils picking up recyclables from our very doorsteps on a weekly basis, we have no excuses to not recycle.
~ Forward this article to family and friends.
~ Lead by example and influence the people around you into picking up more responsible habits.
~ Join us on one of our beach clean ups. See a fraction of what is out there littered on our shores and help us keep that mound of rubbish from polluting and killing the sea's beautiful creatures.
~ Know of an area by the coast that's in a bad state? Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to help you organise a clean up there.
Paul Watson, one of the greatest wildlife conservationists of our time, once said ''If the oceans die, we die.''
I believe him.