Pure Ocean, along with the Cercle des Nageurs, co-organised a huge cleanup operation at the Baie des Catalans in Marseille on September 7, with support from the Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence and the Mairie des 1er et 7e arrondissements.
Several local organizations – Association MerTerre, Un Océan de Vie, Recyclop – un oeil sur la planète and Zeboat largely contributed to making this first edition a resounding success.
More than 200 motivated volunteers picked up litter on the beach, the rocks and underwater. Elected officials, entrepreneurs, swimmers, divers, families and children collected 6,300 liters of waste on land & in the sea, including 10,000 cigarette butts, more than 400 glass bottles and 300 plastic bottles…
It was amazing to see such passion and commitment for preserving our Mediterranean sea! Every action counts!
Rendez-vous in September 2020 for the next Nettoyage de la Baie des Catalans!