Our mission: collecting macro-wastes ( rubbish) generated by humans at sea and on land. See details at the end of this post.
Who with? : a group of volunteers called Ar Viltansou ” will-o’-the wisp” in Breton language 🙂
One of its members, asked us a lot of questions about dunes, beaches , seashores ( lots of good answers.Remember: we spent a week at the seaside in september).
Where?: At Les Blancs Sablons” ( White Sands) in a village called “Le Conquet” in western Brittany.
How long? 2 hours ( from 2 pm to 4 p.m)
When? : On friday, october 26th 2012, just before our autumn break.
What did we do? We went at the top of the beach ( it was high tide) and collected as many macro-wastes as possible , put them in bags, sorted them out weighed them.
19 kg of waste collected in 45 minutes !
- 9.5 kg de plastic => caps, stoppers, bottles, bags, beach toys, chemical light sticks, hunting cartridges, toothpaste …
- 5.5 kg different sorts of strings ( fishing trawls)
- 3 kg of various bits and pieces ( light bulbs …)
- about 1 kg of polystyrene.
by Hugo, Dorine, Heloïse and Marine.
What to do to reduce rubbish on our shores. A new post is nearly ready 🙂