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Microplastics Are Killing Malta’s Seas And This Workshop Is Fighting To Stop That From Happening

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Problematic plastics are causing untold damage to our seas and oceans, but it’s not just empty bottles and shopping bags that are wiping out marine life. 

Microplastics, the technical term for plastics smaller than 5mm, are everywhere and we don’t even realise we’re flushing them down our drains and into our seas. To help fight this growing problem, Żibel and the Gaia Foundation have teamed up to host a beach workshop on the plastic buggers.

Armed with sieves and hopefully scores of volunteers the beach will be combed by teams looking to remove as much of these micro plastics from our seas as possible, while discussing and learning about ways we can avoid using them in future.

“We have planned an efficient strategy to remove and separate as much microplastic from the sand as possible,” read a post by the Gaia Foundation. “We have the power to make a difference!”

If you’re looking to join them, the workshop starts tomorrow, Saturday 26th May at 10:00. You can follow updates from their event page, here.

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Tag a friend who’ll join you and get sifting

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