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Willow Smith cleans up Greek beaches on Ionian cruise

TAGS: Environment

Hollywood star Will Smith’s teenage daughter Willow has made a hit on Instagram after posting photographs of her and her mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, cleaning up trash and debris from a beach on the Greek island of Antipaxi.

The Smiths are on a family cruise in the Ionian Sea and have visited Corfu as well as other islands in the area.

Willow has been posting photographs and comments of the experience, including a day spent cleaning beaches.

“Being so far away from what I perceive as a polluted metropolis, I couldn't stand seeing these beautiful beaches in Greece littered with trash,” wrote the 16-year-old.

“I saw seagulls, dead on their backs from choking on tiny slivers of plastic and other non-biodegradable materials; They even die from eating fish who have ingested these particle-size slivers. 4 beautiful humans accompanied my mom and I in gathering 22 trash bags full of plastics and urban debris off of 3 small beaches in Antípaxos, Greece.”

Being so far away from what I perceive as a polluted metropolis, I couldn't stand seeing these beautiful beaches in Greece littered with trash. I saw seagulls, dead on their backs from choking on tiny slivers of plastic and other non-biodegradable materials; They even die from eating fish who have ingested these particle-size slivers. 4 beautiful humans accompanied my mom and I in gathering 22 trash bags full of plastics and urban debris off of 3 small beaches in Antípaxos, Greece. When we see these things on our TV's or phones it seems far away for some reason; But when it's right in front of you I feel as though it is humanities responsibility to do as much as we can (in the moment and long-term) no matter how small the action is. As we all start to do our part, we gradually make a difference. Hopefully today we were able to elongate and preserve the beauty & existence of the local sea life.

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