Depeche Mode donates €80,000 to the fight against plastics in Mallorca

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31 May 2024

Depeche Mode donates €80,000 to the fight against plastics in Mallorca


The world-famous British band Depeche Mode will donate approximately 80,000 euros to combat plastic pollution in Mallorca.

This contribution will support the Mallorca Preservation Foundation's Plastic Free Mallorca project.

This collaboration has been made possible thanks to the Conservation Collective, a global network of environmental foundations of which Mallorca Preservation is a member. Other beneficiaries of the collaboration include sister foundations Ibiza Preservation and Menorca Preservation, which are leading projects to eliminate plastic in Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera.

"We are proud to support the extraordinary work of the Conservation Collective and are delighted to hear about the impact we have been able to have thanks to our partnership with CC and Hublot. Together we have been able to get rid of tons of plastic waste, provide sustainable options, and empower communities, which is something we care deeply about. That's what it's all about," said Dave Gahan and Martin Gore of Depeche Mode.

"We at Mallorca Preservation are very excited to have the support of a world-famous band like Depeche Mode. In addition to the financial contribution to the project, it will help us to spread the word about the Plastic Free Mallorca Initiative," said Ana Riera, Director of Mallorca Preservation.

Plastic Free Mallorca Project

Plastic Free Mallorca aims to reduce the environmental impact of plastic usage, particularly in critical sectors such as agriculture, which heavily utilizes plastics for mulching, greenhouses, and packaging. The project not only focuses on reducing plastic waste but also advocates for a shift towards more sustainable practices within the community.

Initial actions include:

  • Conducting thorough research to understand the impact of plastics on island agriculture, introducing sustainable materials like biofilms, paper, and raffia as alternatives.
  • The continuation of the "Plastic Kilometers for Iris" project, aimed at raising awareness and increasing student involvement in environmental issues.
  • Organizing community clean-ups to encourage local engagement and action, thereby contributing to the preservation and enhancement of the natural environment.

The collaboration between Depeche Mode and Hublot provides essential resources to expand the project’s reach and increase its visibility, emphasizing the importance of collective action in protecting our ecosystems and promoting a sustainable future.

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