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More than 100 volunteers collect ton and a half of waste on the beach of Cofete



More than 100 volunteers, entities and citizen groups attended, one more year, the day of cleaning of plastic waste 'Clean Cofete' (Limpia Cofete), which took place on Sunday 10 March.

This volunteer action is part of the European campaign for the cleaning of public spaces "Let's Clean Up Europe", an initiative that coordinates more than 1,500 cleaning actions on different European beaches each year.

The Councils of Environment and Beaches of the City Council of Pájara, directed by Farés Sosa Rodríguez and Jorge Martín Brito, collaborate in the development of this activity since its first edition in 2014, with the aim of raising awareness among the population about the presence of waste on the beaches.

For the Mayor of Pájara, Rafael Perdomo Betancor, "it is essential to continue supporting this citizen mobilization, with the aim of addressing a problem as widespread worldwide as the presence of waste and plastics in the oceans."

The fifth edition of "Clean Cofete" has been a success, where it has managed to collect tons and a half of garbage, waste derived from plastic, nets and ropes, respectively.

'Clean Cofete' began five years ago with an appeal on the social network Facebook by users of the beach of Cofete. An initiative that also includes the City Council of Pájara, with the collaboration of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, Clean Water, Clean Ocean Project, the Fuerteventura CEM Medical Center, Aguas de Teror, HolaFM, the German news portal Fuerteventurazeitung, the restaurant UNICO Keatvibüro, the Association Social Work Sombrero del Pueblo and Cafe Cha Cha, among others.

Also, in this 2019 school year, students in the 9th and 10th grades of Baden-Württemberg in Germany are taught in their geography classes about this beach cleaning campaign in Fuerteventura.


Courtesy of www.pajara.es


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This year's clean up is this Sunday:

The private interest group "Clean Cofete" needs support again.


The group around the organizer Sönke Schallmey starts its seventh cleaning campaign that will take place on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Cofete Beach.


With this date, the group will also inaugurate the new season of the European initiative "Let`s clean up Europe".
With 135 participants in March 2019 the participation was almost at the level of 2018 and this year again numerous volunteers are expected. Interested person is cordially invited to participate in the event that will be organized on Sunday, March 8.


All volunteers meet at 10:00 at the Casa de la Juventud in Morro Jable. From there we will embark on the road to Cofete.


Whoever wants can also drive directly to Cofete. There we met at 10:45 in the parking lot.


There are possibilities to travel in a shared car for participants without a vehicle. In addition, the group plans to offer shared car groups to pick up interested people who come from the north or center of the island.


If you are looking for a contact for the trip or if you have places available, please contact us via email at limp-cofete@gmx.de or by means of a message from our Facebook profiler profile: limpiacofete

  
After the action, all diligent helpers are invited to eat Paella at 3:00 pm to end the day together. Please do not forget to bring your own plates and cutlery.


The "Clean Cofete" group is happy to participate.
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