Microplastic emergency

BEACHCLEAN I recently did a microplastic cleanup outisde of the harbour where I live. The night before, we had gone there to do static breathhold training, and we were shocked at the amount of small plastic particles and rope fragments in the water. We removed about 100 pieces but there was still so much, I …

After the rain

Today, I went freediving. Or rather, that was my plan. It became evident after we entered the water and started swimming out to the buoy in Villefranche, that there was a problem. We were surrounded by a plastic tide. Flashbacks to Bali I felt like I was back in Bali. This is the first time …

Take Action Friday

In order to effectively address the plastic tide, we need to consider it from all angles: prevention, education, the 5 Rs (reduce, refuse,  reuse, repurpose and recycle) and action. Actions include beach/ river cleans, as well as taking steps as a citizen and consumer to ask for change from your government or favourite shops. Today, …