PROPER STRANDLOPERS : WALKING FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT
Proper Strand Lopers is a citizen initiative that aims to make people aware of the litter problem in our (immediate) surroundings. The aim is to make our surroundings and our economy greener and more sustainable.
Proper Strand Lopers also advocates the introduction of deposits, alternative environmentally friendly products, and initiatives for a circular economy. So it’s not surprising that Biofill is pleased to lend its support to this initiative.
Proper Strand Lopers has grown into a broad network of volunteers and supporters who are committed to getting rid of litter throughout Flanders. Over 5000 volunteers help work on the green objectives of this initiative.
CLEANING UP LITTER AND RAISING AWARENESS
Proper Strand Lopers combines cleaning up litter with raising awareness in society. With this initiative, we of Biofill are enhancing our green ambitions and showing our commitment to achieving responsible environmental objectives. We promote the approach and the awareness of this fine initiative.
We want to draw attention to the litter problem via social media (like Facebook and Twitter) and so raise the issue with the general public.
In this way we want to step up the pressure on the parties responsible:
- the public: raise awareness
- the government: consultation and adjustment of regulations
- the producer: point out responsibility.
FROM REGISTRATION OF WASTE TO IDENTIFICATION OF THE CAUSE
The litter is not only cleared up; its location is also recorded in a databank. Furthermore, we search for the cause of the problem. By tracing the waste source, we can address the problem decisively.
MANY ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE ITS CREATION IN 2016
The organisation has already accomplished a great deal since it was founded in 2016, and membership is growing by the day.
- over 5000 members
- transformed into a non-profit organisation
- over 210 m³ of waste removed
- +3000 clean-up operations
- various splinter groups in Belgium and abroad