On the 2nd of January, 270 containers fell of a big containership called MSC Zoë right above our beautiful wadden islands. The consequences are big. Very big.
Our beautiful Waddensee, a thing I photograph a lot and also post a lot about on my IG, is now full of plastic, derived from these containers. Think of plastic pumps, shoes, microscopic styrofoam, tires, stools, anything you can imagine lays now on several beaches.
Yesterday I had the chance to take a closer look at this catastrophe with some fishermen from my hometown. We could visit the beach of Schiermonnikoog and a sandbank using their own fishingship and their own nets. We also came across some lifeboat’s from rescue brigade KNRM, which yield some awesome shots.
I want to thank everyone for that day: the rescue brigades, the fisherman who clean up their own waddensea, but also all the other people who are now visiting our wadden islands on and on to clean up the beaches. Everything voluntarily.
Let’s be proud of our beautiful waddensea and all roll up our sleeves to make this world a better place. 💚