Volvo Cars isn't just focused on making high-quality vehicles, they are also determined to clean up the world around them, starting with the beaches in Alicante. Over 100 Volvo Cars employees volunteered to clean up plastic, debris, and other junk off of the Alicante beach to start off their partnership with the UN Environment and the Clean Seas Campaign.

Lisa Svensson, the director for Ocean and Marine Programs UN Environment, said, "Every year there is eight million metric tons of plastic coming into the ocean, which equals a truck every minute...". Experts say that if this rate keeps up by the year 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than there are fish. The thought of the weight of a truck of plastic going into the ocean every minute is enough to show you how important this project truly is and how wonderful it is that Volvo Cars is involved.

This is just the first of many stops that the Volvo Ocean Race team is planning on making to help clean up the beaches and at each one their volunteers will spend countless hours picking up whatever trash that they find.

If you would like to learn more about the clean up the beach campaign, feel free to discuss it with one of our associates or go to and take a look at how you can help.

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