As Morski writes on the 11th of August, 2019, a German tourist holidaying on the Croatian coast was left horrified by the amount of plastic waste he found simply strewn and lying around, and thus decided to systematically clean up a part of the shoreline with his family who were there with him.
After clearing the part of the coast on the island of Cres (Kvarner) which he did, which was covered in trash and which he photographed, Oskar Hund wrote on his Facebook page along with the photos he had taken:
“After yesterday’s discovery by the sea, we collected up all the trash again, but there’s no way it can all be done at once. In order to succeed, we had to deal with the waste collection gradually and dealt primarily with things that we assumed were particularly bad, such as the nets.
The result: One straw, but countless cotton earbuds in different colours. Lots of nets and bags. It was scary to see broken bottles too. We dare to assume that they were used for fuel for the boats, after which they were carelessly thrown out into the sea.”
We at Total Croatia News would like to join Morski in expressing our joint gratitude to Mr. Hund and his environmentally conscious family for their hard and selfless work which they absolutely didn’t need to do while trying to enjoy their holiday on the coast, yet they did without question anyway.
It is up to all of us to at least try to follow this shining example of these forward thinking German tourists; not to throw garbage in the sea, and when we are on the coastline and when we come across it, to try to clean it up. One piece of rubbish might not seem like a lot to take the time to pick up and throw away, but if we all do it, then it makes an enormous difference.
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