Photo: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento.
Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento has announced that it will be running a campaign throughout August to clean up the coastline and increase environmental awareness with particular focus on plastics. The council says that in particular the sessions of coastal seabed cleaning will be accompanied by workshops run by the municipal environment department to raise awareness of the effect the collected waste plastic can have on the marine ecosystem. Some sessions will be run in collaboration with volunteers from the council’s Youth Department and the Abama and Palacio de Isora hotels.
Guía de Isora mayor Pedro Martín said that “the problem of rubbish that we just dump in the sea has become an increasing problem for some years, and it’s important to make the public aware of the consequences of this increase as well as of the solution, which is reducing it”. Coastal seabed cleaning will take place in Alcalá on Friday 17th and Playa San Juan on Friday 24th, dates chosen to coincide with the end of those towns’ fiestas, a point noted for the great increase in rubbish left on the littoral. Anyone wishing to take part alongside the volunteers can contact Guía de Isora’s Environment Department on 922 850 100.