World Oceans Day is celebrated globally to show our love and respect for the Earth’s largest resource. And on the 8th of June Malta joined in on the celebration with a massive clean-up organised by the NGOs Żibel, No To Plastic Malta and Raniero’s Adventures – Live Life.
The full video of their efforts was recently uploaded to Raniero’s Adventures – Live Life’s Facebook Page and the some of the shots really open your eyes to the extent of pollution in our water.
In the post, they explain how 3253.17 kilos of waste was picked up from the seafloor in only a few hours
That amount of plastic, wooden debris, rubber tires and other rubbish was collected in just one of Malta’s many bays and beaches, Paradise Bay, so the actual damage we have done to our sea is significantly worse.
If this fact disgusts you and you want to help remedy it, these NGOs will be hosting many more clean-ups in the future so be sure to follow their Facebook pages for any and all details about those.
A spokesperson from Raniero’s Adventures – Live Life stated that “even five minutes of your time could make a difference” to their overall goal of making Malta’s seas as clean and as clear as possible. They also added that people should not turn a blind eye to anyone observed illegally dumping rubbish, into the sea or otherwise, saying that “we must be brave and able to stand up to help and educate them.”