- 24 July 2014 | Environment
In 1997, a total of 4,756,940 Lego pieces were lost in the waters of Cornwall. More than 17 years later, plastic daisy flowers, dragons, spear guns, pirates and octopus are washing up, for example, at Perran Sands, in the United Kingdom.
On the 13th February 1997, container ship Tokio Express was hit by a freak wave. As a result, the giant of the seas dropped 62 containers in the cold Cornish waters.
Since that day, the beaches are Cornwall are a treasure ground for Lego enthusiasts, and collectors. The container was lost 20 miles off the coast of Lands End, but rip currents, tides, winds and swells have kept the Lego pieces in the region.
- 21 July 2014 | Environment
Martin Dorey, a British surfer, has founded "2 Minute Beach Clean", a beach cleanup initiative that invites everyone to spend 120 seconds picking up a few bits of marine litter.
It's easy, it doesn't take much time, and it can change the world's beaches. In the last years, after each surf session, Martin Dorey has been picking up beach litter. But it wasn't enough.
"I was getting disheartened that what little I was doing on my own was making so little impact in the face of the problem. I figured that if all of us did just a bit we could make a bigger difference between us," explains Dorey.
- 18 July 2014 | Environment
Jordy Smith, Kelly Slater and Martin Potter have visited the Chipembere Rhino Foundation to help raise awareness about the conservation of rhinos, in South Africa.
Pro surfers want to help rhinoceros. In the first semester of 2014, more than 500 rhinos have been killed in South Africa because of their horns, which are falsely believed to have healing and medicinal properties.
"I was astounded by the number of the rhinos that are killed each year. There are only about 25,000 rhinos left in the world, and last year alone over 1,000 were killed in South Africa," explains Kelly Slater.