As I told you earlier in the previous article on Sunday 17 February the first day of gathering was held in Latina, and to my surprise we were more than 10 people including a child. I was excited and honored by the fact that people were spending hours of their time on my initiative and that they decided to dedicate it to the cleaning of their territory.
The fact that there was a child and that through the game was helping parents to throw the plastic made me realize how important initiatives could be of this type, where the awareness mainly starts from the smallest.
Unity is strenght
With us Domenica also decided to join a couple of guys who organize the cleaning of the beach several times a year and together we decided to join and to collect as much plastic as possible. Once we had everything we needed from the volunteers we started from the stretch of beach below and despite the Sunday before the other cleaning group had collected and threw about 30 bags of plastic, the storm had again discharged into the sea other plastic materials and not.
Organized with bags, gloves and cues we collected everything we could, having fun and sharing a truly unique moment. After the first stretch and throw the first bags we moved to the other stretch of beach where the collection was a bit ‘more complicated because we found a lot of microplastic, which to tell the truth is really difficult to collect all, but armed with a lot of patience the most little to be collected. There was a moment when a couple of gentlemen approached and congratulated us asking if they could let their children participate to let him spend an instructive Sunday, I was very happy and at that moment I understood that this initiative can and must continue.
At lunchtime, after about 25 bags in total thrown, we went to eat at the beach happy and satisfied with what we did and what we can still do.
This initiative, in a province like mine, you already hear about it, and to my surprise I contacted a journalist on a radio that after having complimented me asked me to do a short interview so as to publicize it and make sure that always more people participate.
Needless to say how happy I am and how pleased I am to know that in reality there are many people who keep our planet, we just have to not lose hope and always follow our values!
If you want to read the radio moon interview click on the link below.