The initiating body, The North Sea Foundation, plans to clean up the entire Dutch North Sea coast from Cadzand to Schiermonnikoog. Being the most sustainable hotel or hostel chain in the Netherlands means we really have a soft spot for this initiative.
Each day we walk along a stage of about nine kilometres picking up rubbish from the beach. Last year, 2015 participants collected no less than 11,555 kg of litter. This ‘plastic soup’ is now no longer able to get into the sea where each year it would otherwise cause so many unnecessary deaths among maritime creatures.