6 Weeks to Plastic Free is more than just reducing home waste.
We're on a mission to reduce ocean plastic in small seaside communities and promote a worldwide global movement against single use plastic.
We are working with residents of a tiny Greek island that is inundated with plastic. With only a few hundred inhabitants the opportunity for change is huge. However shifting local mindset is as challenging as the logistics.
Turtles in plastic filled waters fuelled by a single-use disposable and littering culture... shifting to reduced single use plastic, sustainable practices, re-introducing recycling and educating tourists.
Island's around the Mediterranean have landfill sites within 300m of the water. In times of rainfall trash can cascade into the sea. In 2011 this happened in Andros, sending hundreds of thousands of garbage into the Mediterranean.
We are mapping illegal landfill sites within 300m of the ocean on Mediterranean islands together with @touristsagainsttrash www.touristsagainsttrash.com
From Hydra to Lefdaka, Vis to Myoknos - these landfill sites are a huge risk to the Mediterranean.
We are seeking support from:
MEDIA + INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS