2000 young athletes united against the proliferation of plastic
The national school-sporting event had been an opportunity for WWF to raise awareness against the proliferation of plastic waste among young people. 2000 young people from 130 Malagasy schools in Toliara attended these events on October 4th. "Not only have they been gathered for fair-play on the field, but also for a civic commitment. We have decided to raise consciousness about the reduction of plastic pollution in our beaches "says Gaëtan Tovondrainy from the WWF.
The pupils went to Toliara beach for a plastic garbage collection contest after WWF sensitization. The winning team managed to collect a total of 8kg of waste. "I let you imagine the amount of plastic we throw on the beaches if in a day, the winning students found 8 kg of waste," says Gaetan.
There are not yet sustainable solutions for large-scale cleaning of Madagascar vis-à-vis plastic. We advocate for wake-up call from everyone. Let us pay attention to nature and reuse as much as possible our plastic utensils (bottles, bags and others) before throwing them away.