MEETING POINT: ACCESS TO THE SEGURA RIVER CHANNEL SERVICE ROAD FROM LA MOTA DEL RÍO, NEXT TO THE OCIOPÍA DE ORIHUELA SHOPPING CENTER, TO SOTO I5 DE MOLINO DE LA CIUDAD
The company Ecoembes, with the collaboration of the ‘FauNatura’ association and the Department of Street Cleaning and RSU of the Orihuela City Council, organizes on Saturday June 11, starting at 9:30 a.m., the free activity with the title ‘1m2 against garbage’, with a meeting point at the access to the Segura riverbed service road from the riverbank, next to the Ociopía Shopping Center in Orihuela, to the I5 grove of Molino de la Ciudad, within the large collection collaboration that ‘Libera Project’ convenes annually to free nature from the garbage that others threw away and did not remove.
The activity consists of collecting, with the collaboration of the citizens, the ‘rubbish’, a name with which they have baptized the phenomenon that consists of the generalized accumulation of garbage in rural and coastal environments around the world. The massive abandonment of waste in natural spaces makes clear the need to raise citizen awareness. We have to go from ‘don’t take it, it’s rubbish’ to ‘don’t throw it away, it’s rubbish’, a first step towards an urgent and necessary change of model, in which waste is considered and converted into resources to generate something new and useful.
The participants will be given gloves and bags for the collection of containers and a gift. In addition, ‘Faunatura’ will offer a talk on the study that ‘Libera Project’ has carried out throughout Spain on the diffuse pollution that exists in natural environments.
Places are limited. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes, suitable shoes, hat or cap, water and mosquito repellent, gardening gloves and binoculars.
In the presentation of the event, the mayor of Street Cleaning, Guillermo Cánovas, explained that the ‘1m2 against garbage’ initiative “shows that going out to the natural environment one day all together to collect waste has a positive impact on our environment, helping to change our perspective on this problem.