MISSION PLASTIC FREE
THREE WEEKS, TWO SURFERGIRLS, ONE CAR – AND ZERO PLASTIC!
White beaches, deep blue water, perfect waves – and a lot of plastic trash in between.
Sad, but true: What sounds like a bad dream, is already reality at surfspots all over the world. Especially as surfers and nature lovers, we feel this negative trend and the desire, to work against it. Even with small daily decisions like not using a plastic straw or by spending just a little amount of time (five minute beach clean up!), we can take responsibility for what we love.
But what is the next step?
But some of our main struggles relating to plastic were the following:
1. Finding water – in Spain the water tasted like chlorine and we didn’t bring any filters. We often stared at our glass bottles filled with water and we simply couldn’t drink it. So we were a bit dehydrated while we were cruising through Spain. In France the tab water tasted much better, so that helped a lot.
2. Bags – we ALWAYS forgot our shopping bags when we went to the supermarket. So we ended up carrying piles of food with our hands. But we got better and in the end we really did a great job.
3. Straws & plastic spoons – Normally we cooked a lot on our own, but once in a while we had a drink or snack. And EVERY time we ordered a drink, we got it with a straw. Or when we bought some icecream, we ordered in a cone, but they still added the plastic spoon. Sometimes we simply didn’t expect it. But the trip really taught us to be more aware about those things.’