2018年09月18日

More than a thousand people will clean garbage today

World Cleaning Day is coming. Seldom has a call been received with such enthusiasm. If the weather is right, more than a thousand people will help eliminate waste on the two islands. The challenge, that this initiative is not annual and becomes something ordinary.

From ten o'clock in the morning, more than a thousand people are called to mobilize today in Ibiza to participate in the World Day of Cleanliness, which is celebrated in 155 countries around the world with the participation of millions of people. Rarely has an initiative achieved, so far, such an overwhelming response. Good news for the environmental health of the islands.

The associations Ibiza and Plastic Free Ibiza have been responsible for the logistics and promotion of this call, very active especially in the networks. Their participation from groups of friends to people gathered by a company or an organization. From Promotion of Tourism to hotels, families with children, Amice de la Terra and the organizing associations, neighborhood associations... All have chosen a piece of these islands for, from ten in the morning until six in the evening, contribute their bit to improve the environment.

For an optimal organization of the event, in each municipality two meeting points have been chosen half an hour before their start, at 10 hours.


The organizers make a series of recommendations to the participants. Among them, "do nothing that is not safe"; wear comfortable clothes, closed shoes and hat or hat against the sun, and if cleaning is on rural roads, wear a reflective vest or a white shirt, to make the impact of this action more visible; bring water and food, preferably in reusable or glass containers, and gloves; collect garbage bags in the aforementioned points, at 10 o'clock; know the management of the waste for a correct recycling and not try to remove dangerous or very heavy materials.

If you find one, you have to take a photo and locate it on a map of the World Clean Up application. "From the platform Let's Do it Ibiza we will manage it later with the competent authorities". They explain from the organization.

They also warn about hazardous waste, such as clinical waste, oils or sewage, electronic and electrical and dead animals, among others.

One hour after the end of the day, at seven o'clock in the afternoon, the organizers have prepared an event, between Coco Beach and the Palladium hotel, where they will take stock of the day. They also want to make a group photo with all the volunteers who want to get close. The final results of this initiative will be announced this Monday, September 17.  
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