Mallorca Beach Cleanup
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
March 25, 2023
On Saturday, March 25th, 2023, The International SeaKeepers Society co-hosted a beach cleanup with Clean Wave Foundation, ACREW and the USA 50 Sailing Team on Platja de Can Pere Antoni in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. We had 22 volunteers that attended the shoreline cleanup and collected 0.0330 grams of mixed plastics, 1,800 grams of recyclable plastics, 1.3 grams of glass, 0.2 grams of cartons and 2,130 grams of total plastics.
The activity was a great success with many professionals in the yachting and boating industry participating and learning about the importance of sustainability and ocean conservation. Clean Wave Foundation representatives, Ali Vahlhaus and Elena Jaume, joined SeaKeepers in leading the cleanup by presenting on the educational components of microplastics and the importance eliminating single-use plastics to promote green boating and a sustainable lifestyle.
Thank you to ACREW and USA 50 for promoting the beach cleanup with their constituents and joining us in collecting debris from Mallorca's shorelines. A tremendous thank you to Clean Wave Foundaton for co-hosting the cleanup, facilitating the premit and presenting our volunteers with vital educational information on making a change.
Clean Wave Foundation:
In 2017, the founders of Cleanwave, with the support of a dedicated team, set out to find solutions to single-use plastic and build a movement that sets out to replace a throw-away culture with a re-use mindset. This was achieved by creating the first network of water refill points across the Balearic Islands, where residents and tourists can refill their sustainable water bottles, thereby providing an alternative solution to plastic water bottles.