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The tiny island of Mallorca, off the Coast of Spain, is known all over the world for its wonderful beaches. To help educate the next generation about the importance of looking after their amazing environment, The Seabin Project’s European GM, Paola, arranged a fun day out for 30 enthusiastic school students.
In collaboration with the local organisation Mar de Fondo in Port Adriano, students from IES Bendinat school between the ages of 12-17 years participated in three COVID-safe activities.
- An overview of Seabin, showing them the type of waste that the bin usually captures, catch separation and data collection.
- A dry surfing workshop where the kids learnt to hold their balance on an unstable board and how to start or perfect their technique on surfskates.
- A beach clean-up which included an explanation of the problem of microplastics and single-use items, such as the ear buds found along the beach. In just that outing, the children collected 84.7 kg from the beach and surrounds.
To finish the event, the Pizzeria La Oca hosted a lunch where everyone enjoyed their delicious pizzas!
The Seabin Project’s team would like to thank everyone from Mar de Fondo, Port Adriano and Pizzería La Oca for supporting this initiative. Above all, thank you to all the volunteers and students of IES Bendinat who came to clean the area.
Also a big shout out to Calvià 2000, Ajuntament de Calvià and Medi Ambient for the waste management support.
Special thanks to Luis, Mundo and Alberto for helping us with the audiovisual material – you can watch a video of the event here: