Cleanwave SUP Circle Calls for Reduction of Plastic in Mallorca

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Cleanwave SUP circle Mallorca Spain Balearic Islands
When a group of likeminded people come together with a common intention, we can achieve great things. Photo by: @videography_mallorca
Great shot!  This photo was taken in Mallorca, Spain at a beach clean up hosted by Cleanwave, a non-profit from the Balearic Islands. Cleanwave rocks the reduction of single-use plastic bottles by making the drinking water (unfortunately, currently unfit for human consumption in the Balearics) freely accessible.
This is done by collaborating with local communities and setting up filtered drinking water stations around the islands in order to reduce the need for single use plastic bottles.
Cleanwave SUP circle Mallorca Spain Balearic Islands
When a group of like-minded people come together with a common intention, we can achieve great things.  Photo by: Kamilo at videography_mallorca

Clean Wave Creates Water Stations for Safe Consumption

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“This picture was taken for our Land & Sea beach cleanup. The team from @marbalearsupcenter together with @strandkind_am_meer collaborated to form this fantastic circle to allow us to spread #cleanwavemovement and talk about a circular economy.

A circular economy is an alternative to the traditional linear economy which is characterized by the “make, use, dispose” mentality.  In a circular economy, we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate the products and materials at the end of each service life. This is the direction the world needs to head in order to become sustainable. ”  – Ben Lancia, Cleanwave

Cleanwave is a non-profit in the Balearic Islands in Spain that is creating a network of water refill stations around the islands where the public can have access to refill their reusable water bottles. These locations include restaurants, bars, shops, businesses, yoga and fitness studios around the islands.

They promote the sale of reusable, eco-friendly bottles as well as offer community outreach through education, beach clean ups and the supplying of plastic-free water bottle solutions at events. Cleanwave collaborates with their local government regarding litigation about this ongoing concern throughout the Ballearic Islands.

To find out more about Cleanwave, you can check out their website at www.cleanwave.org or visit them on Instagram @cleanwavemovement

It’s folks like this, using their paddling powers for good, that make the world a great place.  Thanks Ben & Cleanwave for your efforts to take care of our global waters through sustained effort, conservation and education.  We salute YOU!  Aloha.

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.