Two days before lockdown in Spain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spanish organizers of Miss Planet International, headquartered in Almería, visited us and presented an interactive activity for the children, focused on two of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, specifically Goal 3 “GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING” and Goal 13 “CLIMATE ACTION”.
Health and football go hand in hand
The general manager of the modeling agency Negra Francisca, Norelkys Medina, and the current Miss Planet International Spain, María Benavides, visited Kimitec’s MAAVi Foundation.
Our children spent the whole afternoon with them, learning the benefits of using toothbrushes made of bamboo. Their project aims to increase the popularity of these products, as well as to promote the use of more sustainable materials, ultimately reducing environmental pollution and the accumulation of plastics in the oceans.
Bamboo offers a considerably high growth rate and antibacterial capabilities, which means that no pesticides and fertilizers are used in its cultivation. It is also biodegradable, helping to enrich soils or substrates in just a few years and avoid the amount of microplastics ingested by sea animals. They taught our children what concepts such as environmental responsibility mean, and explained to them how simple choices such as the type of toothbrush you use do make a difference. And to top it off… They received their very own bamboo toothbrush! Now, our children are familiar with the three “R” strategy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.