30 Oct, 2018 @ 18:20
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Volunteers clear up almost half a TONNE of waste from Costa del Sol beach

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CLEAN UP: Volunteers clear the beaches in Estepona

A GROUP of expats have been making waves with their inspirational beach clean ups across the Costa del Sol.

Plastic Free Seas Worldwide founders, Craig Webb, Natasha Wegloop and Rebecca Bridges, along with ambassador and owner of Olivia’s La Cala, Elliot Wright, have been rallying expat troops to take part in monthly coast clean ups.

Despite the horrific storms tearing through Estepona a couple of weeks ago, it didn’t stop some 60 volunteers including children from E.I Alora school and students from getting out the house and clearing the coast.

They speared a whopping 400 kilos of rubbish and was later cleared away by Estepona town hall.   

It comes after Brit Craig, was inspired to make a difference along the coast after watching BBC’s Blue Planet and set up the non profit organisation in Mijas Costa last year.

FOUNDERS: (Left) Craig, Natasha and (right) ambassador, Olivia’s La Cala owner Elliot Wright

Since starting the foundation, volunteers have cleared a total of 3,400 kilos in 10 beach clean ups.

Co-founder Natasha, from the Netherlands, said: “It’s been fantastic, we even cleared a fridge from the beach.”

Next month, as well as a clean up on November 24 in La Cala de Mijas, Plastic Free Seas Worldwide will be hosting a fundraising event at Olivia’s La Cala.

The glitzy evening will include a three course meal, live entertainment and an auction on November 22.  

For tickets call 685283009 or email [email protected]

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