The event, in Brazil, was promoted by the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Aquatic Mammals Foundation and was held in three states simultaneously: Sergipe, Bahia and Paraíba. In Aracaju, Arowana Beach was the place chosen for cleaning and also for raising awareness. To support this action, Unimed Sergipe has made masks, alcohol gel, gloves and sunscreen available to volunteers.
This initiative includes various bodies, public and private, a joint effort of communities for the benefit of life. More than a symbolic cleaning day, it is an educational campaign that must be repeated every day of the year by all of us. Unimed Sergipe actively participates in this initiative, through its sustainability consultancy, which includes its staff, volunteers and collaboration members, as well as contributing to donations from safety groups”, explains Dr. Romulo Oliveira, Sustainability Consultant at Unimed Sergipe.
Work began with physical activity in which more than a hundred volunteers participated. These volunteers split into groups, and carried out collecting work at various points on Arowana Beach. A drive-through service was also provided so that people could take the materials collected elsewhere for proper disposal.
The event will be held until September 29th. It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. A disturbing fact that needs to be discussed every day and is one of the biggest challenges of the Ocean Decade (2021-2030).
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