In 2020, The Trash Traveler hiked every single meter of the 832 km long coast of Portugal in 58 days to raise awareness about plastic pollution together with more than 100 NGOs. 1,6 tons of plastic were collected but the coast is not clean at all… 8 million tons of plastic enter the ocean yearly. It’s not about cleaning.
Plastic pollution starts with it’s production, using fossil fuels. The ocean starts with our actions, in our homes. Join our journey to take care of our planet, to act responsibly and demand companies to take on responsibility for what they produce. If everyone tries to make an impact, we can achieve change together.
REFUSE single-use plastics, REDUCE packaging as much as possible, RETHINK fish consumption and REUSE every item you own until it reaches the end of life – only then, recycle it.
The Plastic Hike resulted in a beautiful network of people, NGOs and artists. A documentary movie (by Camera With No Name) can be watched and several art pieces were developed with the collected plastic. We give workshops, play environmental board games and give talks about The Plastic Hike adventure.
The biggest thanks goes to all the participants. Only together we can reach change.
Jack Wolfskin I River Cleanup
NGOs & Initiatives:
1 piece army I 2 With The Planet I 3drivers I Agrupamento de Escolas Dr. Alberto Iria (Manuela Valentim Teixeira) I Agrupamento de Escolas Dr. Francisco Fernandes Lopes (António Espadaneira) I AIMM Portugal I Alimar Acao Lixo Marinho I Aventuras da Mia I Bandeira Azul I Biataki I Brigada Do Mar I Cabriolet Music Studio I Câmara Municipal de Espinho I Cantinho do Tareco I Catraia I CCVALG I CEACA I Circular Wear I Connect4Climate I Costa Vicentina Oficial I Dopper Official I Escola Azul I FOCA (Focus On Critical Action) I Give Sea Life A Hand I Globaltribe I Guardião Do Oceano I Isto é lixo I Liferesc I LindoMar I Linked.Green I Litter@sea I Lizzy Artwork I Madame Granel I Mar Usar Recuperar I Maria Granel I MarMeu I Mia oceanos (Ana Luísa Carrola) I Mind The Trash I Missao Beatao I Movimento Não Lixes I NADO – Náutica Desportiva Ovarense I Nalu Project I Novo Mundo I Ocean Alive e as Guardiãs do Oceano I Oceanbeer (Gabriel Rosa) I Oceano Azul Foundation I Oceans And Flow I Ocyando I One Piece After Another I Quando +1 = -1 I Quercus – Núcleo Regional do Algarve (Claudia Sil) I Remains Surfboards I River Cleanup I Rotary Club I Sagres Beach Clean I Sailors for the sea I Sciaena I Sea Groove I Sea Shepherd Portugal I Sealand Santa Cruz I Setubal Bay I Surfrider Lisboa I Surfrider Peniche I Tita Horta E Costa I Verdim I Vertigem Azul I Vivalab Porto I Zero Waste Youth Portugal I Zouri Vegan Shoes
AIMM Portugal I Alamos Retreat I Aqualuz Troia Mar I Arda Surf School & House I Arrifana Surfcamp I Belmar Resort I Buganvílias do Meco I Carolina Gaspar I Casa do Sardão I Cercas Velhas I Chic Suits
Duna Parque Hotel I Hotel Faro I Hotel Meliá Setúbal I Linda Jochens I Misha´s Place I Noah Surf House I Quinta do Mestre I Remain Surfboards I Steve Surfboards & Lili I Zulla Nazaré Surf Village
A Casa Da Madalena I AIMM Portugal I AMA Casal Ventoso I Arte Bianca I Bar Do Guincho I Bloomy Market I Canteiro I Carrapateira Surf I Dorte e Rui I FeelViana I Food Factory 2021 I Ginger Café I Hamburgueria do Bairro I Ilha do Arroz I Kailua Fonte da Telha I Kalux Beach Bar I La Bella Vita.pc I Lado B I Leaves Café Portugal I Liferesc
Maceda Surfcamp I Noah Surf House I O Lagoeiro I Picaba Natural Café I Pizzaria Tranoi I Restaurante O Sacas I Restaurante Pérola do Oceano I Sand Beach Bar I Sea You Surf Café