Students from Olhão teamed up with a German biologist to collect garbage from Cavacos beach

Waste collected will be made available to plastic artists, who will convert them into works of art

20 students from the Dr. Alberto Iria School Group participated this Friday morning, October 9th, in the “The Plastic Hike” initiative, with a German biologist, to collect garbage at Cavacos beach (Fuzeta).

A German biologist is walking the 832 kilometers of the Portuguese coast over 60 days to collect the garbage he finds on the beaches.

The tour intends to raise awareness of the problem of plastic, particularly in the oceans and beaches, and appeal to environmental awareness and the adoption of more sustainable practices by those who come across the initiative. Wherever he goes, Andreas Noe challenges volunteers to join this mission, as happened at Cavacos beach.

From Foz do Minho to Vila Real de Santo António, the objective of this adventure, which included the participation of young people from Olhano, is to draw attention to the importance and urgency of reducing the use of plastics whose recycling percentage is just over 10% .

The occasion was attended by the Councilor for the Environment. António Camacho congratulated Andreas Noe for the initiative, stressing that «he will always be welcome in the municipality of Olhão». The mayor exchanged views with the environmentalist about the regular cleaning actions of the county's coast, carried out by the most diverse entities, always with the involvement and support of the Municipality.

The biologist's journey through Portuguese lands is being recorded and will later be converted into a documentary.

As for the waste collected by Alberto Iria students at Praia dos Cavacos, it will be made available to plastic artists, who will convert them into works of art.