I need to write about green washing. The ICC is a fantastic action day to do something to keep the Oceans clean.
I have a big problem with a participant in Germany: AIDA Friends of the Seas. It is an organisation of AIDA Cruise Lines that stands for pure green washing. Cruise ships are severe ocean polluters causing big damage to the oceans and the entire environment. To subscribe for a beach clean up is putting up a smoke screen to avert from the disastrous environmental record of Cruise ships. Green washing policy par excellence. It is a shame!
I think it is damaging the "clean" image of the ICC, the reputation and credibility of that fantastic world wide action day.
Shame on you AIDA Freunde der Meere!