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World Oceans Day 2018 in Sinis

“Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean” is the slogan of the World Oceans Day 2018 a United Nations initiative, celebrated all around the world next Friday, the 8th of June.

The data better define the dimension of the phenomenon: from the 50s to today, 400% more plastic materials are produced; more than 400 million tons of plastic and similar products circulate and recycling covers only 14% of the garbage produced. The rest is burned (24%) or dispersed in the environment (Source: Global Waste Management).

On the occasion of the World Oceans Day, MEDSEA Foundation, within the MARISTANIS project, has developed - in collaboration with ALEA Ricerca & Ambiente – the initiative 'Plastic Mosaics', dedicated to the children of the second mediums of Cabras.

"Plastic mosaics" from the consideration that an increasing number of plastic fragments, ever smaller, get mixed up and even replace the grains of sand and a future of multicolored beaches seems more like a nightmare than a wonderful landscape to imagine.

'Plastic mosaics' offers a reflection on the quantity and provenance of marine litter and on the effects caused to the ecosystem. Where they come from and where they go: the sea trip of waste. And above all where do they land? Where do they end up when reduced to tiny or even invisible particles, disappearing from our view?

Friday 8 June, from 8.30 to 13, a reflection will be launched on the large number of microplastics found on the beach: three classes of middle schools of Cabras will collect plastics and waste from the beaches of San Giovanni di Sinis. With the mosaic technique, based on the use of microplastics collected, a naturalistic illustration or a mandala will be created: a work that, starting from the potentially dangerous materials for the seas and the entire terrestrial globe, such as microplastics, reports and calls for a new relationship with the sea as an original environment for life on earth.

Moreover, on Friday, June 8, at the Tower of Torregrande (OR), an event promoted by the Municipality of Oristano, IMC Foundation, and Youth Space "F. Busonera "of Oristano, Energetica, and Leggendo Ancora. The activities of the morning will involve the students of the local schools with scientific-artistic laboratories related to the marine environment and its protection from pollution. At 11am, the local authorities will host the Blue Flag on the Torregrande tower.

In the afternoon there the youngsters of the Youth Space "F. Busonera " will reach by bicycle to the pine grove of Torregrande where they will do a waste collection.

The event will end at 6.30 pm with a public meeting inside the Torregrande tower (reopened on the occasion of the World Oceans Day - with a maximum capacity of 50 people): with the greetings of the authorities, the speakers' interventions and the assignment of the Blue Flag to the Torregrande beach.

At the end of the meeting, in the context of the Literary exibition "Leggendo ancora insieme", texts on the theme of "sea" will be read in the square in front of the tower.

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For information:

MEDSEA Foundation // Emanuela Manca: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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