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An hour and a kilometer around his home. The rule is the same for everyone during this confinement, to the chagrin of nature lovers. Because litter continues to accumulate, especially on beaches. In the Landes, environmental protection associations encourage walkers to collect waste during authorized outings.
And many of them have anticipated the association’s call Pickitup 40 on Cape Breton Beach. For several days, dozens of people have been tracking cigarette butts and other rubbish during their daily stroll. ” We said to ourselves: but now we have to pick up! So we went home, took a bag, and came to pick up ” testifies one of them.
A waste hunt that is also played on social networks. The association The Seacleaners, created by the navigator Yvan Bourgnon, launches challenges on the internet to encourage as many citizens as possible to take action for the planet. “We’re going to do some sort of mini-challenge. Take, for example, the month without tobacco: you go out on the beach or in the 1 km around your home and you collect as many cigarette ends as possible, ”details Marine Saint-Macary from Sea Cleaners.
Other challenge which is currently a hit on Twitter: #Nettoietonkm. The idea was proposed by the environmental activist and follower of the running Benjamin of Molliens, co-founder of the project Plastic Odyssey (a ship that goes around the world to collect waste). The principle is simple: take advantage of the hour when you are out to pick up waste in your neighborhood, sneakers on your feet … or not!
My booty of the day, picked up over 1 km along the road (luckily, nothing on the forest path, you have to believe that the big dirty do not go hiking or mountain biking …)
Always that less in nature …#nettoietonkm #bugeysudtourism #expeditionzero pic.twitter.com/eTqv5goUjq
– Emmanuelle Bebi (@EmmanuelleBebi) November 15, 2020
Each photo posted goes around social networks and each time the result is identical: piles of rubbish!
This initiative has brought “plogging” up to date, the trend of jogging with a trash bag in hand.