WHAT WE DO

Raising awareness

Creation of „works of art“ with garbage in public places, thus confronting people for the consumption of single-use plastic. Working with fishermen to fish for our ocean waste, with the camera to transform Espinho into a clean city and with YOU to sensitize people to the growing mountain of waste in our ocean and on our streets.

Changing behaviour

Creation of projects such as beach cleaning. Motivation of the agents of major events in Espinho to the importance of making disposable cups redunant and replacing them with other ecological alternatives.

The idea

The Creation of a visible place on the beach where sustainability is central and where we help develop people’s mentality (consciously and unconsciously). Let’s DESPLASTIC our oceans!

FUNDING

Help us move forward to clean up the Atlantic

What else can I do?

Anyone can make plastic anywhere in the world and sell anywhere else in the world. In order to resolve the plastic packaging problem we need to effectively rethink the entire system. From one which is linear by take – make – dispose to on by recovered and fed back to economy as a valuable plastic material. The ultimate goal of the new plastic economy is to design an economy where plastic never becomes waste. And to do that we need every player in the chain to change the way they do things.

REDUCE
Choose to buy fewer things in a package in non-recyclable plastic

REUSE
Think reusable! A lot of plastics can be used more than once.

RECYCLE
Use the recycling programmes in your city. But a lot of recyclable stuff gets thrown away. Stuff like cloth and shoes full of plastic fibers. So why not donate them?

RETHINK
If you build or make things ask if there is another way to do it without using disposable plastics

REPAIR
If you own something plastic and it breaks try to repair it rather than throw it away

REFUSE
Just say no to disposable plastics like straws, forks and plastic bags

PLASTIC FACTS

Most of MARINE DEBRIS is plastic
80%
Half of the plastic is only USED ONCE
50%
Most of the plastic ever made STILL EXISTS
90%
Tons of plastic are dumped in our ocean every year
8000000
46,000 pieces of plastic are wirling in each square mile of our oceans
46000
FISH are INGESTING tons of plastic each year
24000

About us

We are a group of citizens concerned about our community and the environment of our children. We want to follow the spirit of the times when sustainability, nature and community are becoming a priority.

Every minute one millioen disposable plastic bottles are sold worldwide. In 2021 this number will increase by 20%. Over the past 40 years, the amount of plastic pieces floating in the oceans has increased more than 100 times! About seven million tons of waste is dumped into the the oceans of the planet every year. Less than half of the bottles are recycled, the rest ends up in a landfill, along the road or in the oceans.

Of course we can not improve the whole world, but we can start here in Espinho, in our streets, parks and beaches, where our children grow and our family likes to walk. Portugal is a wonderful country and well known for fresh fish and surf spots, but what if our fish is no longer edible and our ocean becomes polluted? Together we can make a difference… Welcome to Desplastic.

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Jane Goodall

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