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CARING ABOUT MYKONOS

In recent years, Mykonos has become a massive tourist spot. This has been great for the local economy; however, it has created a lot of excess waste on the beaches and in the sea.

 

In spring 2019, we came across two deceased turtles who had ingested plastic on Ftelia beach in Mykonos.

It was then Now or Never was founded to help solve the

plastic pollution on beaches in Mykonos.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

LETS WORK TOGETHER

"The Greatest Threat to Our Planet Is the Belief

That Someone Else Will Save It"

Robert Swan OBE

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2000kgOF BEACH TRASH RECOVERED IN SUMMER 2020

OUR FOUNDERS

Our founders, Temmy and Angeliki, live half of the year on the small Greek island of Mykonos.

 

"Few take the proper initiative to clean the beaches, so we brought together our friends and volunteers to

create the Now or Never team."

In one month, we cleaned up more than 

1500kgs of garbage. 

NOW OR NEVER
 
 

CLEAN UPS

We joined with Mykonos Beach Protection to encourage

all teams in Mykonos to work together.

 

All these micro plastics kill our saline as it gets ingested finding it's way into our precious Aegean Seas.

 

Plastic debris in the marine environment is more than just an unsightly problem.

 

Images of beach litter and large floating debris may first come to mind, but much recent concern about plastic pollution has focused on microplastic particles too small to be easily detected by eye

 

Don't forget large single plastic items ultimately degrade into millions of micro-plastic pieces.

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE DAMAGE

WE ARE DOING WITH MICRO-PLASTCS

We encountered this female turtle trapped in a fishing lure Agios Lazaros. We quickly asked for help and rescued and freed her. 


But be careful if you try to save a turtle they are creatures of habit and if you get in their way it can be very hazardous. 

 
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PLASTIC KILLS ALL OF US

No doubt the path we are taking will lead are marine wildlife into extinction and more hardships for our marine life. 

 

Fish, seabirds, sea turtles, and marine mammals can become entangled in or ingest plastic debris, causing suffocation, starvation, and drowning.

 

Plastic waste kills up to a million seabirds a year. As with sea turtles, when seabirds ingest plastic, it takes up room in their stomachs, sometimes causing starvation.

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GARBAGE BELONGS IN THE RIGHT PLACE

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OVER 100 GLOW STICKS COLLECTED

IN ONE AFTERNOON

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GLOW STICKS

Glowsticks kill our wildlife in our oceans and seas as fishermen use them on the tips of their fishing rods to lure for deep-sea fish. They are waterproof non-toxic to humans but 100% environmentally unfriendly and cause a terrible beach pollution.The Cyalume Mini Glow Stick is just one of many that should be banned.

 

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