Queen Sofía participated this Saturday in the fifth edition of the great collection of abandoned waste in nature, which has been developed throughout the country organized by the Libera project of SEO / BirdLife and Ecoembes.
The campaign “1m2 against trash beauty” has had more than 11,000 volunteers to clean, of all kinds of objects, about 1,100 points, some of high ecological value, such as the national parks of Monfragüe (Cáceres) and Guadarrama (Madrid), and the natural parks of Arribes del Duero (Salamanca) or Cap de Creus (Girona). ).
Queen Sofía has joined the garbage collection efforts in Soto de las Juntas (Madrid), “demonstrating, once again, your commitment and that of the Foundation which bears his name with the protection and conservation of nature, “the non-governmental organization Seo / BirdLife said in a statement.
With a yellow plastic bag, gloves and mask, Queen Sofía has traveled the area to help remove the abandoned garbage, along with other volunteers and following, at all times, the sanitary security measures.
The SEO / BirdLife director, Miguel López, has pointed out that during these five years the Libera project has contributed to the abandonment of garbage in nature being seen as “a environmental problem of the first order that should never have happened. “
The goal, López emphasizes in the note, is to put an end to the causes that originate this problem and that imply “moving quickly towards a zero residue system“, based on a consumption model” reconciled with the limits of our planet “.
The fifth edition of “1m2 against garbageleza” highlights, for the CEO of Ecoembes, Óscar Martín, “the growing involvement“of society, which is” a fundamental step to solve the damage that garbage produces in natural environments.