Beach Cleaner, a non-profit clean-up organisation in Germany, has recently joined Waste Free Oceans in the fight against marine litter pollution. The organisations are collaborating on clean-up operations and awareness raising activities.
One of Beach Cleaner’s awareness raising projects is the “Kids for the Ocean” education initiative, through which individuals can understand the connection between their lifestyle choices and the collective community impacts of marine litter.
The first clean-up event took place on 4 July at the Rothsee lake and was organised in partnership with SUPriders, a German club of stand-up paddle.
34 participants gathered together and managed to collect about 120 kg of trash. The most common items found on the shores of the lake were cigarette butts, glass bottles, PET bottles and disposable face masks. The participants also picked up clothing, shoes, lost fishing gear, aluminium cans and single-use cups, among other things.
These events are an efficient way to raise public awareness of marine litter. Volunteers say that participating in clean-ups makes them more mindful of how they dispose of their own waste. WFO is very proud of this first successful collaboration and looks forward to working together again.
More information on Beach Cleaner can be found on their website: www.beachcleaner.de
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