A day at the beach in Venezuela
For 26 years now, the US-based environmental organization Ocean Conservancy has organized the International Coastal Cleanup on the third Sunday in September and called upon the rest of the world to take part. Waste washed up on our beaches and shorelines is not only ugly, but can even be life-threatening for coastal birds, fish and sea turtles. Animals that ingest plastic are often unable to eliminate it. They die from internal bleeding or simply starve to death because the plastic in the stomach gives them an artificial sense of being full.
For Global Volunteer Day 2013, over 250 DHL Venezuela employees responded to the call and took part in International Coastal Cleanup day. They combed the beaches together at La Guaira, Maracaibo and Puerto Cabello and collected several tons of refuse.