Medplastic’s “thousand” charge to save the Mediterranean! Bravo!


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We are nearing 1,000 members on the Medplastic Team Facebook group. And these are not just “members,” but people who are willing to get their hands dirty and take the field to defend our sea from plastic. Thank you for cleaning the Mediterranean, thank you for witnessing it! Keep up the good work!

Here are some of the Medplastic ambassadors who are not afraid to get their hands dirty!

These are the splendid boys of the Circolo Canottieri Savoia Sailing School in Naples. On each of their outings, during training sessions, they strive to collect everything that floats thus making, board after board, our Sea cleaner and cleaner!!!
Thanks guys!!!

Writes Brighitta Eletti: “Here is my haul this morning at the beach: 10 minutes of collecting, bag compo…. at this beautiful red beach location Alfieri (Crotone).” Way to go Brighitta!

Thus Carlo Colonnese, “In my small way, a plastic bag in Baia degli Infreschi (Salerno).” If we all, “in our own small way,” picked up the filth in the sea, we would have a cleaner Mediterranean. Great Carlo!

Fanja Raffellini of Vela Tradizionale denounces the problem of Styrofoam boxes left behind by fishing boats, which infest our sea. And he advises inspiration from what they do in Catalonia: “Two crates in two days…we are becoming professionals! In La Spezia I saw some fishing boats in the harbor throwing plates and lunch glasses overboard…washing the deck and with water sliding the broken crates away. We were in Palamos a few years ago, the crates are plastic and they have stamped boat name and license code.”

The indefatigable Timothy Lucie-Smith, one of Medplastic’s most active ambassadors: “On Serapo beach, Gaeta. Half an hour of collection, one bag full!” Bravissimo!

Irene Ferrante, from Fiumicino, “Stopped at Fiumara wedged between boats, before they reached the sea.” Thank you Irene!

It only took a short time at the beach for Carmel Aspralosa: “Half an hour of walking Nova Siri (Matera) beach.” Keep up the good work!

In the meantime, the first “shipment” of stickers has been sent to the many people who have applied to us to become Medplastic ambassadors: we remind you that all you have to do is send us an e-mail to requesting the sticker to be applied on board your boat and giving your mailing address and boat name. We will ship it to you for free!

…And our “No Plastic” Instagram contest also continues. How to participate? Send a photo to our instagram inbox – @giornaledellavela – or on the Medplastic Team group, as did all the authors of the photos we show you here): we will reward the best testimonials at VELAFestival 2019. Find out the rules and prizes here.

Time to Take Action is the slogan of Medplastic, the project of GdV and Barche a Motore to safeguard the Mediterranean. Join the MedPlastic Team Facebook group, there you can post news, projects, photodenunciations, videos.




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