Is the question we are asking today: where are we going? Or perhaps, where do we want to go? There is no alternative but to rethink attitudes, moderate consumption and mitigate the impact of our behaviour.

This publication summarises what the “Aqualastic” project, funded by the Environmental Fund, has achieved over the course of a year. A set of activities that sought to draw the community’s attention to the global dimension of the problem of plastics in water lines. Among urban art, photo exhibition, environmental education activities, the placement of urban furniture made from recycled plastic in the Penha Biodiversity Route, a prototype of an eco-barrier in the Selho river, besides the research component.

Aqualastic sought to alert, provoke, but above all to be another contribution for an effective change in our society. Always supported by a triad of action that we do not give up: educate, investigate, communicate. The education and awareness actions in this project, or even the focus on the investigation of the impact of microplastics, sought to show that we need everyone on this path of reversing the behaviours that continue to contribute to the degradation of our aquatic ecosystems. Perhaps because of this, the choice is inevitable. To understand, in every moment of our day, what we can reduce, reuse or even transform. Where we can contribute to reversing the path.