Environmental groups planning nationwide cleanup across Spain with thousands of volunteers in June

THOUSANDS of volunteers are set to clear rubbish from natural areas across Spain on Saturday June 15.

The One Metre Squared by Nature cleanup is taking place for the third time this year. It first began in 2017 and is supported by the Spanish Orithological Society (SEO) bird charity and the Ecoembes environmental group.

Sara Guemes, of Ecoembes, said the organisation would only consider itself successful when people were able to visit natural areas without coming across rubbish.

“The amount of rubbish is not only a wakeup call, it is a call to action. This is a global problem, we need to reduce consumption and reuse and recycle,” Guemes said.

Organisers said they hope to surpass the 11,000 volunteers who took part in last year’s clean up. The first collection in 2017 saw around 5,000 volunteers clear more than 30 tons of rubbish in 48 provinces, organisers said.

For more information or to take part visit: https://proyectolibera.org/proximos-eventos/proximas-recogidas.

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