The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association is coordinating the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) campaign that will take place on Saturday, September 20th.
More than 10 million volunteers in 152 countries have taken part in the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) campaign since 1986, collecting over 80,000 tons of trash from beaches and the seabed.
At the same time, by recording the collected items the volunteers provide valuable information on the types, amounts and sources of marine litter that helps us better understand and address this serious pollution problem.
This year, the ICC global gathering will take place on Saturday, the 20th of September, a day dedicated to the awareness raising of all on the need to maintain our seas and coasts free of litter.
The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association – HELMEPA is coordinating this global action for the 23rd consecutive year in Greece. The Association invites its members, cooperating entities and all individuals who appreciate and respect the marine environment to organize their own clean-up of a nearby beach from the litter that some of our fellow citizens “forgot” behind during summer. The clean-up event can take place any day during the “Action month for the marine environment” until 20th October.
The procedure is simple:
ΗΕLMEPA will send you by email the necessary guidelines and supporting material (poster and data cards).
Following the clean-up, send to HELMEPA your completed data cards and some photographs to be uploaded on the internet.