On this year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day – 16th September 2023, SeaClear2.0 project partner, Hamburg Port Authority, organised their first project clean-up activity at Neßsand Nature Reserve, Hamburg, Germany. The clean-up was a joint-collaboration with NABU, and resulted in the collection of a staggering amount of 568.4 kg of litter!
The clean-up activity took place within the framework the #EUBeachCleanup campaign organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), with EEAS and the United Nations, in partnership with… the Smurfs! The campaign consisted of clean-up events organised by institutions (e.g., EU Delegations and Representations, Europe Direct Centres, United Nations Regional Offices, etc.), NGOs, and citizens wanting to put-up their own event and/or join forces at local level with climate pact ambassadors, schools, municipalities, etc.