Montpellier / Video: The Rescue Ocean project and MHR collect 400 kilograms of waste

Montpellier / Video: The Rescue Ocean project and MHR collect 400 kilograms of waste


Members of the association Ocean Rescue Project he was raking the banks of Lez this Wednesday morning at the Halles du Lez in Montpellier. With the help of the players of the MHR training center, it was possible to collect several hundred kilograms of waste.

Ocean Rescue Project

The association is now accredited by National Education to raise awareness among the general public, especially young people in schools, about the state of the environment, seas and oceans. In cooperation with MHR solidarity (Montpellier Hérault Rugby Endowment Fund) approx 400 kilograms of waste were collected as well as more than 5000 butts cigarettes.

“In 2021, we were able to collect 97 tons of waste just because of the international involvement of citizens, and we will grow from 1,500 to 3,000 members by the end of the year.”

Benoît Schumann Founding President of the Rescue Ocean Project

Mediterranean Sea

The actions of this association make it possible to catch waste before it spills into the sea. “The Mediterranean Sea is one of the most polluted in the world,” recalls this volunteer, “every year, 500,000 tons plastics are thrown into the sea 38,000 bottles per second”. According to some studies, plastic breaks down into microparticles and then into nanoparticles. In addition to the impact on marine biodiversity (1.5 million animals die from plastic poisoning every year), these nanoparticles reach humans through the food chain “we’ll take the equivalent of a blue card per week”.

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