WHAT´S IT ABOUT?
Around the Mediterranean it is a custom to welcome the summer by celebrating the Night of San Juan on the beach together with family and friends.
From as long as can be remembered, purification, represented by candles and bonfires, has been the fundamental value of this night. However nowadays, due to the use of single use products such as plastic utensils, take away containers and drinking bottles, our beaches end up littered with tons and tons of man made rubbish. Very commonly the waste that is produced during the celebration ends up in the sea where it severly affects marine life.
The San Juan #zerowaste initiative aims to bring back the true meaning of the celebration while putting a stop to plastic pollution and its negative consequences. We want to show that this night can be celebrated without polluting our beaches!
To do this, we encourage you to celebrate a Night of San Juan #zerowaste on your beach or join the celebration on the beach of Portixol, in Palma, with family, with friends, with a group, etc.
It’s very simple: it’s just about going to the beach without disposable items. Also, if you want, you can participate in some recreational activity or in a small beach clean up.
On this page we provide tips for your living the magical Night of San Juan without producing any waste!
We all can celebrate a #zerowaste party!
REFUSE • REFLECT• REDUCE
Plastic is not biodegradable. Over time, it only breaks up into smaller and smaller pieces yet its chemical composition remains the same.
Plastic is already polluting all our seas. In the enormous oceanic gyres, there are now more plastic fragments than plankton, which is the foundation of all life in the sea.
The millions of animals that are killed by plastic all over the world suffer a cruel and agonizing death through ingestion, toxicity, suffocation or entanglement.
Some of the additives used in the production of plastic products have been associated with disorders and diseases that can affect humans, even fetuses and newborn babies.
IT´S JUST A MATTER OF AWARENSESS
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