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.
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.
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.