Plastic waste is a problem in this world today, even in the most remote places. At the northermost part of the Westfjords is the nature reserve Hornstarndir. It has been a nature reserve since 1975 and it is one of, if not the most, remote place in Iceland. It is also very beautiful and very difficult to get to since it’s only accessible by foot. Even so, human waste finds its way there. It mostly washes ashore to the beaches and accumulates there.
Seeing so much garbage in such a remote place urged Gauti Geirsson to initiate a spring cleaning and for four years in a row, volunteers have joined him on this cleaning mission. People are so eager to help out that there has never been enough room for everyone that wants to. In May this year, 30 volunteers went to Aðalvík in Hornstrandir and gathered garbage, mostly plastic waste, that weighed 3 tons.
Gauti says “I think we can do much better when it comes to taking care of nature, and each and every one of us can take a look in the mirror when it comes to our consumption and conduct.”
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