As part of the celebration of World Ocean Day under the theme of "Ocean and Gender", the embassies of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark are organizing a beach clean-up operation in partnership with the public.
Rabat – World Ocean Day will take place on June 8 and, in observance of the occasion, the embassies of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark have been organizing a special beach clean-up. This event will happen with the theme of “Ocean and Gender.”
Specifically, the objective is to use the event as a platform to sensitize the population about waste management and to educate about the role both genders must equally play in keeping the coastline and the oceans clean. The clean-up is set to start in the morning of June 8, 2019, at the shoreline of Oudayas, Rabat, from 9:00 to 11:00.
Through this activity, individuals from the Nordic government offices and civil society associations, including The Green Challenge, intend to urge local commitment to discover solutions for the ecological difficulties confronting Morocco.
Once the clean-up has concluded, the event coordinators will gather the waste before sorting it according to the standards of Tadweir company. Tadweir will, at that point, sort the waste in their containment facility and recycle it into new products; cloth will be used to create new fabrics and plastic waste will be turned into containers.
This year, the World Ocean Day clean-up will team-up with the Chourouk Center and other NGOs to focus on the importance of gender equality and empowerment. The aim is to include women and girls in the conversation on sustainability in order to find holistic solutions to modern environmental challenges.
Fortifying the sustainable management of plastic waste is essential, particularly in vulnerable coastal areas. World Ocean Day is a chance to emphasize protecting marine life by battling against plastic pollution in our seas and oceans. This will be done on a local scale, but with a global perspective in mind. l Today, we produce around 300 million tons of plastic waste every year, of which 13 million tons are released into the seas, presenting environmental, economic, health and aesthetic problems.
Somewhere in the range of 80% and 90% of marine litter originates from land-based sources, which is a clear sign of the priorities in which we should center our endeavors. The other 10-20 % is from miscellaneous sources.
The Nordic nations have, for many years, shared a solid commitment to the protection of nature and regard for the earth is profoundly established in Nordic values.
It translates concretely into ambitious public policies; the adoption of good practices at the individual level; innovation of the clean technology industry.
The Nordic nations have aspiring ideas for sustainable power sources, vitality, productivity, and the circular economy – an economic approach of reutilizing resources.