A CAMPAIGN to keep Malaga’s beaches clean launched by the city council early in June has been gathering momentum.
Entitled ‘Málaga, ¡cómo te quiero!'(Malaga, oh how I love you!), the movement has already reached more than 18,000 people with its message to keep Malaga’s beaches clean and free from litter.
In particular, the council is encouraging people not to leave cigarette butts and the shells of pipas– the ever-popular sunflower seeds that Spaniards devour in their hundreds – on the beaches.
Already, more than 18,000 containers to keep the stones and shells of nuts and other snacks, as well as over 1,000 handy pocket-ashtrays have been distributed amongst locals.
The aim of this initiative is to instil a greater sense of community spirit and responsibility in keeping our public spaces clean.
The campaign has proved most popular with Malaga’s children, who have really taken the message on board. The hope is that the next generation will show pride in their local communities and beauty spots, keeping beaches and parks clean for everybody to enjoy.