Here is an example of some amazing PLASTIC WARRIORS! Aegean Rebreath was set up in the summer of 2017 with the aim to clean underwater garbage in different locations in Greece, and by so doing, raising awareness about the problem of plastic pollution and irresponsible waste management. Below you can see for yourself their efforts in Karistos in October and in Athens in July.
Their next underwater clean ups arein KALAMATA (port and Isle of Schiza) on December 2/3 and in THESSALONIKI (Salonica, Alietikos Stathmos Krinis) on December 16/17. It would be amazing for a school or a community in these areas to organise a simultaneous beach clean up while Aegean Rebreath are doing their underwater cleanup.
WHERE: Karistos, Euboia Island
WHEN: October 1, 2017
"Our team together with Nautilus Dive Center dive center and with the support of the Δήμος Καρύστου (Municipality of Karistos) and Dikelas Dive Center Fishing Store implemented a two days initiative, funded by Helmepa - Ελληνική Ένωση Προστασίας Θαλάσσιου Περιβάλλοντος and Lloyd's Register Foundation. All together we managed to remove a significant quantity of marine debris, including abandoned fishing nets covering and smothering reefs and marine life. Despite the bad weather conditions, rough sea and low visibility our initial work was successfully finalized within the fishing harbor of Karistos and in different reef areas."
WHERE: Legraina, Athens
WHEN: July 15, 2017
"This is the second initiative implemented by Aegean Rebreath in the area of Athens. The dive operations took place in Legraina, next to a fish farm, and resulted in recovering more than 20 tires of all sizes and 11 sacks of marine litter (plastic, metal, glass, nets etc.)."