PLASTIC FREE RATE
#TarifaPlasticFree was a public event to raise environmental awareness, which took place on June 22th (2019) in Tarifa. Local schools and recreational centers of local water sports (kite, surfing, windsurfing, diving, swimming, whale watching, etc) joined to participate in the event.
The objective: to bring together all the people who work at and enjoy the sea, in order to send a clear message about the importance of taking care of our planet and reducing the use of plastic.
With floating banners and posters with the message #TarifaPlasticFree, kiters, surfers, windsurfers, swimmers and divers entered the sea, in front of the Balneario Beach in Los Lances. Also diving groups and swimmers crossing the Strait of Gibraltar were present with their boats.
All the people present during the event, created a human chain at the beach to "hug" the Ocean.
After the demonstration a beach cleaning was organized, involving children and adults. With all the litter collected, a creative workshop on how to reuse the found plastic was taught, and a whale was created on a board with a clear message in defense of our oceans.
In addition, an aperitif with homemade vegan food was organized at the Tomatito Surf Bar, accompanied with live music. A raffle with many gifts was held, together with a small art exhibition with paintings, crafts, photos and videos linked to the marine environment.