As a community lucky enough to live by the Mediterranean, each and every one of us has a responsibilty to look after our environment.

Saturday December 15 sees the final Beach Clean Up of 2018, organised by Plastic Free Seas Worldwide Foundation, in collaboration with the Beach Department of the Fuengirola Town Hall and Specsavers Opticas Fuengirola. The company has committed to sponsoring the environmental charity  in 2019, starting their collaboration with the joint beach clean-up, which aims to  collect 400kg of plastic in just a few hours.

Everyone is invited to participate in Plastic Free Seas’ final beach clean-up of the year and make a difference to the amount of plastic in our oceans and on our beaches. Volunteers will meet at Restaurant Alarcon in Fuengirola at 2.30pm. Bags are supplied to collect the rubbish, but if possible, volunteers are asked to bring some gloves with them, to reduce the plastic use of the event. For more information call 685 283 009 or find Plastic Free Seas on Facebook @plasticfreeseas

Craig Webb and Natasha Wegloop, Co-Founders of Plastic Free Seas Worldwide commented; “Let’s make this final beach clean-up of the year our best yet! Bring the kids, bring the dog and help us to reach our target of collecting 400kg of plastic from Fuengirola’s beaches.”

This sponsorship is the latest environmental initiative from global optical chain Specsavers Opticas. In September, they stopped using plastic bags and started using more environmentally friendly paper bags across all eight Spanish stores, a change which will stop approximately 7,000 plastic bags being produced and distributed. Specsavers Opticas also has an “earth-conscious” range of glasses called Eco. Each frame is constructed from recycled or biodegradable acetate in order to have less impact on the environment.

Find out more on Facebook @plasticfreeseas or visit www.specsavers.es