Published on June 19 2018

Paddle & Pick during the Eau Vive Festival 2018 in Joinville-le-Pont

For the second consecutive year, Watertrek joined the Eau Vive event and races on May 26th and 27th, 2018 organized in Joinville-le-Pont by the SUP club Le Grand 8. Our volunteer Emmanuelle Trouslard took care of supervising the crew of paddlers who collected waste from the water, while our partners at Surfrider Paris were cleaning the foreshore by foot. The 2 structures shared a common stand on the associative village.

6 paddlers armed with gloves and bags made a round trip along the canal of Polangis and collected four bags of 50L in approximately one hour. On the ground, 22 participants gathered 3 000 cigarette butts, 458 food packagings, 157 beer tops as well as usual straws and lollipop sticks.

The collected volume of waste remained by the booth, raising the attention of local hikers who could hence realise the actual amount of trash that was literring their town.

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