Ahead of the activity, Ms. Hagen had a comment in Hurriyet Daily Newspaper, where she wrote:
"Today is U.N. World Environment Day, a good occasion to remind ourselves of the growing problem of marine litter. Did you know that 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year?
The day out was a great success, and many bags of plastic and other litter was removed from the beach outside of Istanbul.
We hope that together we can #BeatPlasticPollution /#Plastikkirliliğineson.