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How to keep plastic out of our oceans?

National Geographic

Plastic pollution is the biggest threat to oceans and beaches worldwide. Fortunately, there is increasing attention for this problem. That's the first step towards a future without plastic. #stopusingplastic


The charging-pole-sticker phenomenon

what is it and what's it doing?

PaanZEE is a parking lot with a green ambition. We are aware of the vulnerable area we are in. For example, we do our best to remove waste on the parking lot to prevent it from ending up in the dunes or the sea. Soon there will also be special, animal-friendly, lighting installed. In addition, we currently have 4 charging stations for electric cars on the site, in the near future that will be 8 (later on there will be even more!). Here you can charge your car for free. Then your car, like you, can go home energized after your visit. Win win! With the arrival of the charging stations, however, we have been confronted with a new type of guest: the charging-pole-sticker. Never heard of it? Meaning 'charging pole sticker'charging pole sticker (the; v (m); plural: charging pole stickers; diminutive:charging pole sticky [in case of a small car] The charging-post-sticker is so fond of the charging station that it remains on for longer than the required charging time (an hour or two). We're very happy to have you, really. But there are more cars wanting to go home charged, you want that for them too right? That's why we ask all chargers to make the world a bit nicer, starting with themselves. Costs nothing, delivers you a big smile. What you have to do for that? Easy: move your car. Happy parking for everyone! * Charging-pole-stickers can be described as cars (or car owners) that are, as it were, glued to a charging station. The word has been formed in a similar way to a banknote (someone who is not enterprising, but spends all his time sitting or hanging on the couch) and nests (a young adult who continues to live up to his parents), but also reminds him of plush slap (politician who is addicted to power).


A sustainable world begins with you

Where to start?

The fact that we at PaanZEE have a sustainable mission is probably not entirely in line with your idea of parking. The fact is that cars are super handy! That's why we find it important - in addition to offering you a happy parking experience - to show you that sustainability is of paramount importance to us as well. Fortunately, there is the advance of the electric car: which is both in the production process as wel ass usage much more environmentally friendly. Good to know is that these positive characteristics are mainly attributed to the 100% zero emission cars. That's why only 100% emission-free cars receive a reduction on their (annual) subscription at PaanZEE. Aren't you driving an electric yet but do want to contribute to a greener environment? You can already easily do that with small daily purchases. Every year the unimaginable number of 250 billion kilos of plastic is produced worldwide. About half of them are discarded after using them once. We also notice this on PaanZEE. Litter is not just a problem for the parking lot: plastics and paper also blows into the dunes and then into the sea. If we all switch to reusable variants, the litter would decrease drastically. Think of Dopper bottles, fabrics instead of plastic bags and reusable coffee cups. Too attached to your plastic belongings? Make sure you take everything back with you when you leave PaanZEE. Makes everyone happy! De Volkskrant wrote an interesting article about the sustainability of (yes really) your bag. Read that here.


Plogging

combining the useful with the pleasant

Have you ever heard of the term 'plogging'? The word plogging is a combination of the words "plocka upp" (pick up in Swedish) and "jogging." Many people who love running in nature recognize it: you enjoy your run in a beautiful environment but you are greatly bothered by the waste that others have left behind. A piece of plastic left behind in nature will remain there for years and years and is often seen by animals as food. A trend that has started in Sweden combines the pleasant with the useful through plogging: a combination of running outdoors and cleaning up clutter that others have left behind in nature. This trend has also become apparent on our beach at CaanZEE. Without a garbage bag in your hands, you're no longer part of the runners community in Sweden. Incidentally, plogging can also be done during supping, kayaking, etc. As long as you clean up waste and combine it with a sportive activity. If you are in Sweden you will actually see it around you; runners who bend over and clean up trash in a trash can or collect it in a garbage bag.What do you need to do it?Not much is needed to start plogging. When you walk along a route that you know has a lot of waste bins, you can choose to simply collect waste by hand and leave it here every time you pass a waste bin. However, it is more convenient if you bring a (biodegradable) bag to collect the junk. If you drive by car to the starting point of your running location, for example to PaanZEE, you can deposit the bag in one of the trash bins on the site afterwards. If you find the bagging of a bag annoying while walking, you can also carry a lightweight bag of a different material on your back. In short: "plogging" is good for your body as well as for the environment, something we of course applaud at PaanZEE!


Blue Flag is waving at the beach

CaanZEE again awarded with quality mark

Thursday May 9th, the quality labels for coastal municipalities, beaches and marinas were awarded in Ouddorp aan Zee on Goeree-Overflakkee. 181 Beaches and marinas received the Blue Flag. Including, like previous years, the beach of Castricum.Goeree-Overflakkee Municipality, together with the Green Destinations Foundation and Blue Flag Netherlands, organized this day full of information and knowledge exchange to make Dutch destinations, their beaches and marinas safer, cleaner, greener and more sustainable. In practice, this means that marinas and beaches must meet a number of important criteria such as clean (swimming) water, good sanitary facilities and a high level of safety. The Blue Flag is the international award that is awarded annually. The locations apply for this quality mark voluntarily. The Blue Flag is valid for one year: annual inspections are carried out to check whether the beaches and marinas still meet the requirements. Source: https: //castricum.uitkijkpost ....