Banyuls passe-sur-mer, local stakeholders supported by Plastic at Sea and several groups of volunteers get together to protect the environment.
Participatory science project in Banyuls: Impressive results for the protection of our oceans
"Participatory science project in Banyuls: Impressive results for the protection of our oceans".
Banyuls-sur-Mer, July 10, 2023 - On World Ocean Day, June 8, the town of Banyuls-sur-Mer successfully mobilized to protect our oceans through its participatory science initiative.
The "Banyuls goes green" project brought together 190 people of all ages (5-90), who collected a total of 16,575 items of waste weighing 233 kg in all. Of this waste, 57.2% was plastic, mainly cigarette butts and fine food packaging.
This operation was made possible thanks to the close collaboration of several local players committed to environmental protection, and under the leadership of the town of Banyuls-sur-Mer. Plastic at Sea provided essential logistical support by mobilizing its employees.
In parallel with the collection, Banyuls town council organized a solutions forum, enabling participants to discover sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging and concrete actions to reduce their ecological footprint.
Plastic at Sea and all its partners warmly thank everyone who took part in this initiative, as well as the media and partners who supported this cause. Together, we have taken an important step towards preserving our oceans. We now call on local authorities, businesses, associations and residents to continue their commitment to similar initiatives to reduce the use of plastic and protect our marine environment.