Wednesday, March 24, 2010

21st March clean up

We couldn't have asked for a nicer day to take part in the 'Oceans Initiative' project by the Surfrider Foundation. We were one of 809 clean ups that took place all over Europe during a 4 day period, making sure Malta gave its contribution to a great cause.

A pleasant surprise awaited us at the beach - the usual mountain of plastic we witness over the winter months was nowhere to be seen! This meant we could focus our attention on the little bits this time round, thoroughly digging into the rocks and pebbles to get at those nasty bottle caps and other marine life-threatening bits and pieces.

Photo by Chris Cachia Zammit

We also took the opportunity to collect signatures for the Surfrider's 'Rise Above Plastics' campaign, bringing attention to the volumes of plastic waste dumped in our seas and oceans. Our young eco-hero Miguel charmed his way across the beach enthusiastically sharing our initiative with the all sunbathers who were quick to add their names to the list.

A nice relaxing evening followed where most of the gang chilled by the water soaking up the last of the warm spring sun. A huge thank you goes out to all who participated - we hope to see you guys again at the next clean up!

Photo by Chris Cachia Zammit

Check out how the other clean ups around Europe went here:

1 comment:

  1. Well done at linking a local initiative to a wider cause. It makes the effort a million times stronger and louder!

    Sorry I could not make it but will commit myself to the next one ;)