The ecological footwear brand Natural World and Nereide Association, in collaboration with Worldrise and the Council of Tarifa, have launched the most creative educational event of the year: the Eco Furgo.
Objective: to raise awareness about the problem of marine pollution in an attractive and entertaining way.
Why do we think it is important to raise awareness about marine pollution?
Tarifa is a key point of summer holiday tourism, and therefore, it is necessary to highlight the problem of single-use plastics and their negative impact on the environment. Here, it is still common in several bars and restaurants to offer this type of material in the form of plastic straws, cups, tuppers and bags, which have a very damaging impact on the natural environment. In the case of our city, single-use plastics represents an even major concern, since the strong winds that occur in the area can easily drag them to our living places and to the sea, where they cause serious damage to marine fauna, the fishing industry and our image.
During August 2019, a personalized vintage Volskwagen T1 van has been traveling through different parts of the city and beaches of Tarifa distributing informative materials, conducting workshops and organizing art exhibitions and video projections on the problem of plastic waste in our oceans.
Plaza Cardinal Cisneros
Playa de Bolonia
Playa de Punta Paloma
Plaza del Atún