A season to clean up
17 April 2023
Spring is back and the clean-up operations continue with The SeaCleaners! Our teams are mobilized all over France to raise awareness about waste collection. Here is a look back at the actions of the last few weeks, from Bordeaux to the coast of Hauts-de-France, via Mont-Saint-Michel.
In Nouvelle-Aquitaine, awareness actions have multiplied lately!
On February 19th, a masked ball on the central beach of Biscarrosse! They were 150 to lend us a hand to collect 140 kilos of waste. The youngest could also be sensitized by participating in a workshop of manufacture of masks from the collected waste. A festive and committed carnival.
At the beginning of March, about twenty young cadets from the French Navy took part in a major beach clean-up in Moliets in the Landes region.
“We realize with our own eyes that we have to act very quickly”. Maxime Etcheverry, trainee in military preparation.
Local TV France 3 was there, you can relive this waste collection in video!
Our volunteers also visited schools in the region: Bordeaux International School, Collège Alouette and Châtaigniers elementary school in Pessac, Edouard Herriot and Fontaine des Eyquems schools in Mérignac, ESPI Bordeaux and Science Po Talence… On the program: meetings with children and students, film screenings, games, but above all, debates on the preservation of the oceans and plastic pollution.
Further north, our Breton delegation was armed with courage to go to their best enemies, the Normans, for a big clean-up of the Mont-Saint-Michel bay. 3.6 m3 of waste were collected among which scrap metal, cones, glass bottles and even a surfboard!
The Hauts-de-France are not left out with many collection actions!
Douai, Dunkerque, Lille, Cayeux-Sur-Mer, Wambrechies… 5 city clean-ups took place in March! In Douai, 132 participants collected 418 kgs of waste including 70kgs of tires and 9300 cigarette butts.
On the coast, the cold weather did not stop the determination of the 187 participants who collected 1202 kgs of waste in Cayeux-sur-mer, Grande-Synthe (Braek dike) and Zuydcoote!
Congratulations to all of you for these citizen actions!