Tourism September 16, 2019 | 11:12 am

Ambassadors get on their knees, clean the city’s beach

Press Release

Santo Domingo.- Sea Trash poses a global challenge. Every year, millions of tons of garbage end up in the ocean. It’s estimated that by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in the sea, therefore, the European Union (EU), the embassies of the Netherlands and Germany and the Smurfs come together to clean the iconic beach of Güibia in the Dominican Republic.

“We share the love for our blue planet and we all have a responsibility to keep it healthy, through cleanliness and prevention. Encourage your family and friends, let’s join together and show the world that together we can make the ocean great again,” said Gianluca Grippa, EU ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

“Cleaning in a single morning, a single beach in a single country, is nothing more than a symbolic gesture. Is what I thought, you too? But it is precisely in this symbolism that the power of attitude change is involved. If cleaning we can inspire others to also act, use less plastics and throw trash in the bins, gladly participate in a symbolic act,” said Annemieke Verrjip, ambassador of the Netherlands.