Israel and Spain announce joint cleanup of Mediterranean beaches
The Israeli Embassy in Spain organized a joint beach clean-up on both sides of the Mediterranean in Spain and Israel respectively at the same time. This initiative was announced in collaboration with the Israeli association EcoOcean and Ecomar Spain on the occasion of International Oceans Day last week. in Israel. It is a nonprofit organization founded in Israel in 2002 by a group of scientists and prominent environmentalists, according to their website. Across the Mediterranean, the Israeli Embassy in Spain carried out the operation with Ecomar on the beaches of the Alicante region, where more than 50 schoolchildren cleaned up the beach. Rodica Radian-Gordon, Israel’s Ambassador to Spain, said: “I welcome the joint activity to clean up the shores of the Mediterranean on both sides, Israel and Spain. “The initiative was originally supposed to take place on Earth Day, but was postponed due to COVID restrictions in Spain. Just last year, EcoOcean collaborated with the Ministry of Environmental Protection to launch a campaign calling the public to reduce their use of disposable plastic on Israeli beaches. “The parallel activity on both shores on both sides of the Mediterranean is of educational and social importance. The sea is an integral part of human life and therefore, whether in Israel, Spain or any other country, it is our duty to preserve it, ”said Arik Rosenblum, CEO of EcoOcean. Tobias Siegal contributed to this report.