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Weʼre raising £10,000 to clear the oceans from plastic, persuade government to implement tough plastic free legislation. To help stray animals

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We have a major plastic problem. I spent most of my summer holiday collecting plastic from the ocean where I was able to fill a large bin bag in 5 minutes. The ocean that I concentrated on is 18km and is a protected beach as sea turtles nest there in Cyprus . Unfortunately many large turtles and baby ones are lost due to plastic. I wish to organise a group that can dedicate two days a week to this cause and also petition with the government to implement tough plastic laws on single use plastic.

Albeit I understand that, a number of plastic products that is found on the shore is not a direct result of the plastic disposed by islanders. It is self-apparent that we have a problem and we need to do something about it. The human species does not have a right to destroy the eco system as it has done so. There is no way that this issue is going to go away if we do not do something about it. I do not want future generations suffering from the decisions that we have made. The sea is not our dumping ground. Akdeniz is meant to be a protected beach. It is a beach where turtles use to lay their eggs. As a nesting beach the government need to implement legislation and regulate the legislation to ensure that problems we humans have created does not kill the animals. Turtles eat jelly fish and plastic is confused by these animals as jelly fish and they suffer a slow and painful death. Those that have not consumed the plastic or died from it do so because they are tangled by the plastic and nets. It is not sufficient to complete beach cleans as this does not remove the problem. Tough legislation needs to be implemented on the use of single use plastic, such as carrier bags, straws, plastic wrapped products. This cause hopes to accomplish the suggestions above.

There is also a major issue with stray dogs and cats. A proportion of funds will be raised for vets to help injuried animals. As a number of cats and dogs get run over and die in agony.

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  • Ayten Elyakan1 month ago
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    Ayten Elyakan

    1 month ago

    Check out the shell life on this plastic slipper.. goes to show how long it has been in the sea

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Page last updated on: 9/10/2018 3:59 PM



  • Jaffe


    Sep 10, 2018

  • Matt Stubbington

    Matt Stubbington

    Sep 8, 2018

    Good job and good luck. Peanuts mate


  • Shelley daniélla

    Shelley daniélla

    Sep 7, 2018

    Such a Rewarding,Beautiful+Amazing fund/cause Ayten...YOU are a gifted Soul&Spirit I hope this helps make a change to our Planet,Defenseless Animals,Beautiful Sea life,The Ocean &Earth!LOVEUSOMUCH X X


  • Rob 'Peanut' Nicolson

    Rob 'Peanut' Nicolson

    Sep 6, 2018

    Hi you are amazing and good luck x


  • Tanya Lagrange

    Tanya Lagrange

    Sep 2, 2018

    Ayten, this is such an important cause. Very proud of you x


  • P Crowther

    P Crowther

    Aug 29, 2018

    A good cause , well done Ayten


  • John Tudor

    John Tudor

    Aug 26, 2018


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