In Spain, volunteers collected 100 kg of garbage for the protection of watersGlobal Embassy of Activists for Peace

In Spain, volunteers collected 100 kg of garbage for the protection of waters


International Coastal Cleanup Day

In order to avoid pollution and promote the protection of the waters, the Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth in Spain held days of waste collection in rivers and beaches.

In the cities of Barcelona and Seville the activities organized by the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) under the International Program "Children of Mother Earth" were carried out.

Limpieza del río
Recolectando grandes cantidades de botellas de vidrios
In the Llobregat River, one of the most important in Catalonia, the activists collected 100 kilos of garbage that were later deposited in their respective recycling containers.

The volunteers in Seville cleaned the Guadalquivir River, one of the most emblematic of the city, which is located in the Dan Juan de Aljarafe area and flows into the Atlantic Ocean. They collected glass bottles and plastic bags.


Sampling of microplastics in the sand

In Barcelona, the guardians attended the Beach Center of the Ecology and Urbanism Area of the Barcelona City Council at La Barceloneta beach, where they participated in a sampling of microplastics presented by the Observers of the Sea Group.

Muestra de arena
Protocolo de Selección y Ubicación de Microplásticos y Macroplásticos
The activity consisted of the collection of sand samples in an area of 50x50 to select and locate the microplastics that were in it. The group explained that these microplastics go directly to the sea.


They indicated that the microplastics are pieces between 1-5mm in diameter that in principle are pellets of polystyrene commonly used in personal care products such as toothpaste or skin cream. These small particles end up in the sea. Their path beings in home drains.


access_time Saturday, September 16, 2017