Giving Back with Olivia’s and Plastic Free Seas Worldwide
Written by matt on November 28, 2018
This past Thursday, Olivia’s La Cala hosted an evening of dinner and live entertainment, with proceeds going to Plastic Free Seas Worldwide, followed by a Saturday morning beach clean in La Cala de Mijas.
In 2017, founder Craig Webb introduced a monthly beach clean program, Plastic Free Seas Worldwide, that aimed to rid the Costa del Sol of harmful waste and plastics through volunteer efforts.
Plastic Free Seas Worldwide held its first beach clean at Torrenueva; fifteen volunteers attended and 120 kilogrammes of plastic were collected. After a few months, Plastic Free Seas had over 50 volunteers at every event. Their biggest beach clean to date saw 117 volunteers remove over half a tonne of plastic from Cabopino Port.
In October 2018, Plastic Free Seas recorded, so far, that 7,500 pounds of plastic had been removed due to their collective beach cleans.
“It’s been fantastic, we even cleared a fridge from the beach.”
– Plastic Free Seas founder Natasha Wegloop to The Olive Press
On Thursday the 22nd, Olivia’s La Cala hosted an evening of dinner and entertainment supporting Plastic Free Seas Worldwide. Olivia’s owner Elliot Wright, an ambassador of Plastic Free Seas Worldwide, also joined almost one hundred volunteers this Saturday on the beach in La Cala de Mijas to collect bags full of plastics and debris from our beautiful coast.
Thank you to all of our eco-warriors, donors, and volunteers from Spectrum FM’s Pick Up 3, Plastic Free Seas Worldwide, and Olivia’s La Cala!