Our two members Maxi and Marie, call themselves sisters, because they just belong together and they are planning a mission to contribute to our planet. Clumsy, funny, adventurous and spontaneous – these two girls know how to entertain themselves (and others) and they wanted to address the topic PLASTIC in a funny, but educating way.
In Europe there are around 26 million tons of plastic waste produced per year, only 30% of it get recycled and 70% end up on dumps, incinerators or in our environment (especially in the ocean)
Most frequently found marine litter: straws, bottle covers, cigarette stuffs, food packaging, plastic bottles
It‘s estimated that there are around 142 million tons of plastic swimming in the ocean
Marine litter in the ocean is harmful for people as well, as the plastic particles, consumed by us, were already found in our lungs and blooms.
In total each German person produces 611kg of trash per year
In the EU 7 of 100 plastic bags are recycled
In wide parts of our ocean, there is 6 times more plastic than plankton
The topic of plastic occurred to their mind on two different occasions
Marie was watching the Movie A Plastic Ocean and it has been shocking to see what was going on out there – after the movie she decided to make a plastic-free-week to learn finding new ways of avoiding plastic and being more aware of the topic.
Maxi is just traveling through South-East-Asia and spent some weeks on Lombok. The horrifying thing: After a beach cleanup, Maxi collected hundreds of plastic straws within minutes.
This ended up in a mission:
Maxi and Marie are determined to not use any means of plastic (except the car) during a three-weeks-surf-roadtrip from Portugal via Spain to France.
Roadtrip: 1-22nd of June
They will share their daily experiences, adventures and thoughts on their social media channels and their online mag:
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