The marine cleaning initiative ‘For a clean sea,’ organised by the Department of Environment in Denia took place on Saturday October 24, with participants collecting over 200 kilos of waste during the three-hour activity.
A total of 110 people joined in with the campaign, which took part at Les Rotes and Les Marines in Denia, Alicante. The participants cleaned the coastline by scuba diving, walking, using boats, kayaks and paddle boards to collect and transport the rubbish. The clean up campaign coincided with the national campaign spearheaded by the Red Sea Rangers, which aims to educate the public about the serious problem of marine pollution that affects our coastlines.
The councillor for the E nvironment, Josep Crespo was in attendance and thanked the participants for their efforts. He gave special thanks to Acif, Bioblau and Segaplast for contributing personnel and means to collect, classify and treat the waste removed from the sea and shoreline.
Mr Crespo stressed the importance of the participation of volunteers from the general public and local diving, kayak and stand up paddle clubs and individuals, saying that they have been fundamental to the success of the initiative. This event has been the one with the greatest participation to date and also removed the greatest quantity of waste.