Removing Devastating Plastic Pollution at our beach clean up AT PLAYA PORIS for a Sustainable Future

Preserving The Beauty Of The Canary Islands: Our Responsibility As Tourists

As tourists, we often flock to beautiful destinations such as the Canary Islands in search of a relaxing getaway. However, it is our responsibility to ensure that we do not contribute to the environmental degradation of these beautiful places.

Last Saturday, Canary Green organised together with Ecoimplicados and Tenerife Horse Rescue a beach clean-up event at Playa Poris in the Canary Islands to help preserve the natural beauty of the region.

It was a great success, and we came away with a renewed appreciation for how we can play an active role in keeping the environment clean and healthy.

While it might be difficult to make an immediate connection between our actions and the preservation of the environment, the truth is that our actions as tourists have a huge impact. Environmental degradation contributes to reduced quality of life for locals and tourists alike, decreased tourism, and economic loss. One of the biggest challenges in the Canary Islands is the issue of plastic waste, which can harm marine life, damage fragile ecosystems and negatively impact the tourism industry.

We at Canary Green believe that sustainability is about choices and that we should give back to the places we visit. 

That’s why we tend to organize beach clean-ups. We thus recently organized one at the Playa Poris in Tenerife, in collaboration with Ecoimplicados.

Tenerife Beaches Covered in Alarming Amounts of Plastic Pollution

The environmental situation in the Canary Islands is dire. The islands are home to unique and fragile ecosystems, but pollution threatens to destroy it. Plastic waste, in particular, is a significant problem in the Canary Islands and many other coastal areas around the world. The marine environment in the Canary Islands is heavily contaminated with plastics, which are a serious threat to marine life, the ecosystem, and human health.

Plastic pollution in the oceans of the Canary Islands is caused mainly by single-use plastic items such as water bottles, straws, food packaging, and other disposable items. These items are often discarded improperly and find their way into the ocean through rivers and runoffs, or directly through littering. Winds and ocean currents exacerbate the problem, carrying plastic debris from other areas around the world, which pollutes the Canary Island waters.

Plastic is highly destructive to marine life, as it can cause suffocation and entanglement. Marine animals can easily mistake plastic debris for food. When ingested, plastic can block the stomach or intestines, and the toxins in the plastic can leach into the animal’s tissues and cause serious health problems, which affect the ecosystem as a whole. 


the power of responsible tourism

It is possible to engage in responsible tourism by being mindful of your actions as a traveler, supporting local communities, and respecting the local culture.

Participating in beach clean-ups is one way to contribute to the preservation of the environment while enjoying the beauty of the natural world. So, if you’re planning a trip to the Canary Islands or any other coastal destination, consider incorporating responsible tourism practices and participating in a beach clean-up. By doing so, you can help preserve these magnificent places for generations to come.

In short

Beach clean-ups allow you to:
• Help the environment to get a bit better
• Think about your own impact on it
• Meet inspiring people
• Be educated and educate people



As tourists, it is essential that we take responsibility for our own actions and behaviors while traveling to preserve the beautiful and unique landscape of the Canary Islands. Some of the ways in which we can do this include reducing our use of plastic, properly disposing of waste and educating ourselves about environmentally friendly practices. We must take immediate action to reduce plastic pollution and help preserve the natural beauty of this magnificent region.


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Thank you

Thank you to everyone involved in this Canary Green project where our aim is to help promote sustainable tourism in the Canary Islands.

Special thanks to Adeje Verde for being an amazing partner

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