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“Less plastic, more Mediterranean” – Campaign by Greenpeace

“Less plastic, more Mediterranean” – Campaign by Greenpeace

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Rainbow Warrior arrived in Palma de Mallorca on the 14th June for an open day as part of their “Less plastic, more Mediterranean” campaign.

The 8th June was ‘Word Ocean Day’ and Greenpeace presented a scientific report with new data on the presence of plastics in the Mediterranean.
A press conference was held on-board the Rainbow Warrior, attended by a CSIC-CEAB expert and an artisanal fisherman.

 

Between the 8th and 14th June, the ship visited Valencia and Palma de Mallorca and will soon be heading onwards to her final destination in Barcelona to denounce plastic pollution in the Mediterranean sea.

The visit will culminate in Barcelona on Saturday, June 17, where a concert by Anni B Sweet and Noni by Lori Meyers on the deck of the Rainbow Warrior.

During Rainbow Warrior’s navigation, the environmental organization carried out various investigations that will be attended by independent scientists from the CSIC-CEAB, referring in the studies on this subject.

BARCELONA VISIT  
Entrance to port : Friday 16th June in the afternoon (time to be confirmed)

Breakfast press: Saturday 17th, 10:30am

CONCERT ANNI B SWEET AND NONI DE LORI MEYERS
Saturday 17th at 9:30pm

Barcelona Open Days: 
Saturday 17th from 10:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 19:00 (10:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 Greenpeace members priority access)
Sunday 18 10: 00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 19:00 (10:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 access priority Greenpeace partners)
Location: Moll d’Espanya, mooring 15 B

Rainbow Warrior’s message “Less plastic, more Mediterranean”

The Facts

21-54% of the pieces of microplastics in the world is in the Mediterranean. And what can we do to stop this plastic invasion? It is common sense to produce less plastic.

Almost 40% of the plastic that is produced is used for packaging, mostly single-use. A few minutes (or seconds) in your hand and hundreds of years in the environment. But we are told that plastic is a must, it is more hygienic and more comfortable and incredibly cheap to produce.

Is it true? Let’s think of some of the “necessary” plastic containers: 

1. Trays or fruit bags: some bananas wrapped in a plastic covered tray or in a plastic bag. Is this more hygienic? Will not the shell of the fruit itself be the best preservative and insulation? Remember that they do not go empty, so the fruit is not free of moisture and other that remains in the bag / tray.

2. Cupcakes or similar in individual bags: each cupcake, croissant, biscuit or similar wrapped in a plastic bag and in turn all tucked into a large plastic bag. And if there is an offer, they make you a pack of two, guess … yes, with more plastic!

3. Fine plastic wrappers for any nonsense: for example, the other day I saw in a store a comb that was inside a thin plastic bag whose only function was to have a hole to hang it on the display. A hole in the comb itself would have sufficed, I think. Or do not even hang them up and have them on the shelf.

4. Pharmacy Bags: those tiny and useless little bags that you get in pharmacies for any purchase, even a small box of pills. And that obviously the box would fit in your purse, pocket or even in your hand (which also happens nothing).

5. I could continue with mini individual containers , with plastic wrappings wrapped in plastic inside a salad wrapped in plastic …

That under a “better customer service” do nothing but flood our homes and the environment of totally expendable plastic objects.

What is your ridiculous packaging? 

Help us stop the plastic invasion. Even if it’s a box of pills. And that obviously the box would fit in your purse, pocket or even in your hand (which also happens nothing). 5. I could continue with mini individual containers , with plastic wrappings wrapped in plastic inside a salad wrapped in plastic … That under a “better customer service” do nothing but flood our homes and the environment of totally expendable plastic objects. What is your ridiculous packaging? Help us stop the plastic invasion. Even if it’s a box of pills. And that obviously the box would fit in your purse, pocket or even in your hand (which also happens nothing). 5. I could continue with mini individual containers , with plastic wrappings wrapped in plastic inside a salad wrapped in plastic … That under a “better customer service” do nothing but flood our homes and the environment of totally expendable plastic objects. What is your ridiculous packaging? Help us stop the plastic invasion. With plastic wrappers wrapped in plastic inside a salad wrapped in plastic … That under a “better customer service” do nothing but flood our homes and the environment of totally expendable plastic objects. What is your ridiculous packaging? Help us stop the plastic invasion. With plastic wrappers wrapped in plastic inside a salad wrapped in plastic … That under a “better customer service” do nothing but flood our homes and the environment of totally expendable plastic objects. What is your ridiculous packaging? Help us stop the plastic invasion.

Source: http://www.greenpeace.org/espana/es/Blog/el-rainbow-warrior-ya-est-en-palma-de-mallorc/blog/59649/

Rainbow Warrior – A shining example for green ship building

We wanted the third Rainbow Warrior to be as environmentally-friendly as possible for a ship of its type and Greenpeace has worked with some excellent engineers to make it happen.

The ship sails primarily under wind power. Its 55m-high A-Frame mast system can carry far more sail than a conventional mast of the same size. This is the first time this design has been installed on a vessel of the Rainbow Warrior’s size.

The Warrior does have electric drive engines to help out when the weather isn’t suitable, but these are also built with sustainability in mind.

On board up to 59 cubic meters of grey and black water can be stored, avoiding any need for at sea disposal. And a special biological filtering system helps clean and recycle grey water.

Rainbow Warrior – The Flagship of Greenpeace is the third boat such-named ship in the Greenpeace fleet, with the original vessel bombed and sunk by French intelligence services in 1985.

Greenpeace International

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by:

Greenpeace is present in more than 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

Source: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/about/