The Supa Saps project ends with the visit of councilor Joan Ramon Riera from the Department of Children, Youth and the Elderly of Barcelona, together with advisers Ruth Toribio Serrano and Pedro Aguilera Cortés.
This visit, which took place at the offices of the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària in Casa del Mar, was the perfect opportunity to share the results of the Supa Saps team volunteer project – Single Use Plastic Awareness, Stop All Plastic Straws-, coordinated by the Centre for European Volunteering – CEV of Belgium.
The FCV has welcomed 13 young people from Italy, Germany, Cyprus and locals in a two-week volunteer program to meet, learn and reflect on local initiatives to care for the environment.
Among these activities we find recall the visits to the shop ‘Hey! Sostenible!’*, attended by David Prat, a plastic-free store. The visit to ‘Plastic Preciós’*, with Jordi Calatayud, an entity that collects and reuses plastic waste to give it a second life. We received Clara Auger Montaner, author of the children’s educational book ‘Hello Life!’ for the environmental awareness of the youngest. Finally, the guided tour of the Ecoparc de Sant Adrià*, a public entity that is responsible for recycling rubbish.
We also participated in one of the actions organized by Rezero*, to ask the Catalan government for changes in the new proposal for the Catalan Waste Law, and we organized a clean-up on the Mar Bella beach with Good Karma Projects*, collecting more than 75L of plastic and 150L of waste.
We also participated in one of the actions organized by Rezero*, to ask the Generalitat for changes in the new proposal for the Catalan Waste Law, and we organized a waste collection on the Mar Bella beach with Good Karma Projects*, collecting more than 75L of plastic and 150L of waste.
All these activities led to taking action, creating audiovisual products to share what was learned and continue raising awareness about the use of plastic. You can find the two podcasts here and the video on our YouTube channel. This, together with the reflections, concerns, ideas and motivations of the participants to implement new and valuable actions for the care of the environment was what was shared with the Councilor on the last day of the project.
This project was also the opportunity for the group to discover the city of Barcelona, learn about Catalan culture and make new friends internationally. Supa Saps is a project funded by the European Commission through the European Solidarity Corps programme.
*Hey! Sostenible! : store in bulk and without plastics. Carrer Mallorca, 101: https://www.instagram.com/heysostenible/
*Plastic Preciós: https://www.plasticpreciosbcn.org/
* Rezero: https://rezero.cat/es/
* Hola Vida!: https://www.instagram.com/hola.vida.project/
*Good Karma Projects: https://goodkarmaprojects.org/
*Eco Park of Sant Adrià. Programed visits with the Compartim un futur program: https://blogs.amb.cat/educacioambiental/