On September 15th 2018, we answered to the call of the global “Let´s Do It”, movement, who are the World Cleanup Day organizers. Plastic free Ibiza and Formentera, together with our members Ibiza Limpia, Proartso and Que Celeste, we organized a massive cleanup of natural spaces in the the Pitiusas islands, including inland and coastal areas on the same day. From Ibiza participated 1,500 volunteers and a further 200 from Formentera. Facing the bad weather, a total of 1,700 volunteers left their homes to clean up and care for what sustains them: the beaches, the forests and the streets of Ibiza and Formentera. Results show that volunteers removed more than 2 tons of garbage in Ibiza and more than 1 ton in Formentera.
The goal of The World Clean Up Day is not only to clean up trash, but also to increase awareness both locally and globally about the severe problem of pollution and the bad management of the urban solid waste.
Since the 15th of September last year, we organized and participated in dozens of beach cleaning events. (link within our website, Beach Cleaning section), in Ibiza and Formentera, documenting the sad situation of plastic and microplastic contamination.