Tons of rubbish

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Tons of rubbish
PORT CLEAN-UP: Volunteers including divers removed 2 tons of rubbish from the seabed Photo credit: Calpe town hall

A CLEAN-UP of the seabed at Calpe port produced 2 tons of rubbish and litter.

It was organised by Calpe’s Fishing Guild and the Marine and Environment Research Institute (IMEDMAR-UCV) although Calpe town hall, the Ifach-Calpe Rotary Club, the Red Cross and Calpe’s Yacht Club cooperated with the operation.

Approximately 120 volunteers on land, including helpers with paddle-boards, and more than 40 divers from different Valencian Community clubs took part in the clean-up.

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The two tons of rubbish that included an “enormous” number of bottle, eight large vehicle tyres, six car batteries, fishing nets, cans and plastics were sorted and later deposited in the appropriate recycling containers.

The Cantal Roig beach also received a thorough clean, where volunteers removed the inevitable plastics and cigarette ends as well large quantities of fishing line.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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