What started as a individual beachcleanup once a week might turn into something bigger. But for that we need YOU. We are about to turn into an organisation to perform more actions and help raise awareness among the inhabitants of Sardinia and the tourists visiting this lovely island.
Contact us if you would like to be part of this movement.
Help us spread the initiative. Whenever you go to the beach, apart from leaving only a footprint, pick up some rubbish and make sure it ends up in the bin. If there are no bins on the beach or they are full, take it away with you and sort it out at home.
If you use Instagram, take a photo of the bag, of you if you like, and the place. Tag our profile: cleancoastsardinia or put the hashtag #cleancoastsardinia. Let us find you and let the world discover that Sardinia is also part of this wonderful movement.
Follow us on Instagram or Facebook to learn about our actions and initiatives. We are planning beach cleanups with volunteers.
If you have any questions, contact us via Messanger or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep Sardinia clean. Coast to coast.
See you around! Buon mare!
As a child, I used to spend my Sunday afternoons watching the BBC Earth documentaries with my father. We watched in awed silence the beauty and diversity of the natural world. I might have dreamed of becoming a biologist then but life is made of compromises and tough choices. I ended up in the world of education and communication, which is not really bad 🙂
However, today, more than 20 years later, as I am watching this video posted on BBC Earth plasticwatch and listening to these uplifting words of this exceptional man who was one of my childhood heroes, I believe that by being part of the Clean Coast Sardinia and part of the global movement trying to help and save our seas and oceans, I might be closer to my childhood dream than ever.
‘The actions of any just one of us may seem to be trivial and have no effect, but the knowledge that there are thousands, hundreds of thousands of people who are doing the same thing, that really does have an effect, so please join us’
Sir David Attenborough
P.S. I was positively surprised with all the actions and initiatives involving school children in the UK that were shown in this video. We do not need ice-bucket or flip-the-bottle challenges, we need more lunchbox without single-use plastic challenges.
‘LA PLASTICA che inquina i mari finisce all’interno di pesci e invertebrati e, con loro, rischia di entrare nella catena alimentare fino all’uomo’
‘Sale marino contaminato in tutto il mondo. Nuovi studi scientifici hanno trovato diverse quantità di microfibre di plastica nel sale venduto negli Stati Uniti, in Europa e in Cina. La causa sta nel fatto che i mari sono altamente inquinati dalla plastica, che risale la catena alimentare non solo tramite il pesce e l’acqua di rubinetto, ma anche con il sale’
It is not only about saving the habitat and the animals. It is also about us, humans. We are part of it, whether we like it or not.
Non si tratta solo di salvare l’habitat e gli animali. Riguarda anche noi, umani. Ne facciamo parte, che ci piaccia o no.
Today two vice-presidents in the European Parliament met to talk about the Plastic Pollution. Among the ideas of how to reduce our consumer use and the initiatives already taken inside the European Parliament (Vice-President Heidi Hautala talked about quitting the bottled mineral water and switching to potable tap water), the two politicians discussed the possible ideas for reducing the plastic waste, especially the single-use plastic (plastica usa e getta) by making it truly recyclable. Vice-President Jurki Katainen cited some numbers.
Apparently, less than 30% of the 25 million tones of plastic consumed in the European Union EACH YEAR is recycled. The rest ends up in the landfill. If, as he claimed, we force producers to make plastic packaging according to the same standard, then we might be able to recycle much more of it instead of producing new material from the petrol (which only adds to the profit of oil companies). What is more, a lot depends on our personal choices as consumers. The EU cannot regulate every single aspect of our life, but we, as consumers, can put pressure on the producers, which is already happening in some countries like the UK where consumer campaigns made big chain restaurants or supermarkets rethink and change their policies about the plastic straws or plastic shoppers.
The whole video of this discussion here