Bruges / Knokke / Blankenberge / Oostende / De Haan / Ostend / Bredene / Newport / Adinkerke / Koksijde at the belgian coast –

Thousands of people marched Saturday across the country take to the streets for trash to pick up. On the beaches, went to the World Cleanup Day does not go by unnoticed. Along the coast gathered together some of the 180 volunteers, a total of 3.765 liters of waste. “The environment is everyone’s responsibility.”

the Nylon thread, suspended along a fishing line, or plastic pellets, in: who, a day of waste going to pick it up on the beach, it would undoubtedly be against it. In spite of the new GAS-fines and penalties, and campaigns against litter and dirt camps are a lot of resorts will still have the problem. “But blaming each other is easy,” says Tim Corbisier. The Oostendenaar was started three years ago, the citizens ‘ initiative to Clean the Beach Runners. “The environment is everyone’s responsibility. Leisure, government and industry.”

Of guilt.

Corbisier was World Cleanup Day, set a good example, close to the O’neill Beachclub in Blankenberge, belgium. What do a trained afvalruimer. “I’m just about each and every day is a beach clean up”, he said. “Fortunately, we have been in the past few years, and more than a handful of volunteers have gathered. Together, we are able to have more regular trash pick up. So we have a good idea of how many, and what, on the beach, can be found.”

as a Volunteer, Laura Belle took on Saturday with a number of colleagues with him to the beach has to offer. “The beach clean up was the perfect team-building (laughs) . But I’m also a little bit of guilt,” she says. “At a very young age, I often have to surf in the North sea. Many years later, I am embarrassed about the state of our beaches. It’s amazing what we found: plastic bottles, glass, and even pieces of clothing.”

“the Figures into perspective”.

the 180 or So volunteers gathered Saturday 3.765 liters of waste from De Panne to Knokke-Heist, belgium. That’s about 20 litres of water per person. “But those figures do put things into perspective,” said Tim Corbisier. “We’re missing data from a number of participating surfclubs. And in a lot of towns are likely to be in advance, efforts are being made to its image as a clean beach, not to harm them.”