My name is Raphael, I'm 10 years old and I am a citizen of Paris.
I received the médaille de la ville de Paris in October 2020, for my action. Since the beginning of 2020 and almost every weekend, I have been cleaning up the Seine, canals and rivers with my father, using a magnet and a grapple. This is called magnet fishing.
There are too many bicycles, mopeds, scooters, all kinds of metals at the bottom of the water, which pollute the flora. Every time we take a moped out of the water, I am shocked to see the quantity of petrol (or oil) that spills on the surface of the water. I think about the poor fish that swim in the middle of this pollution. To date, we estimate that we have removed more than 8 tons of scrap metal from the water.
Through my actions, I would like to make as many people as possible aware of this urban pollution, which also exists in the countryside. I have created an Instagram account (raf_sur_seine) where you can see everything we have found.
I am very happy to be part of the association Little Citizens for Climate because we will be better off if the planet is better off.
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