MORE than 200 volunteers took part in a huge coastal clean operation last Sunday organised by Denia’s Department of Environment.
This year’s figures are yet to be confirmed, although Councillor of Environment Josep Crespo was delighted to announce the coast was much cleaner than last year, when 325 kilograms of waste – including 198 kilograms of plastic, 111 kilograms of metal, 7 kilograms of glass and 6 kilograms of cardboard was collected.
A total of 218 volunteers were deployed along the most emblematic points of Denia’s coast, from Les Marines round to Les Rotes. There were 5 boats, 29 people on the surface in kayaks and on paddelboards, as well as a 100 divers who scoured the seabed.
The coastal clean began in the morning and finished at around 12.30pm, when the collected waste was deposited in containers provided by Segaplast.
Amongst the collected waste was a 20 metre hydraulic hose, pulled out of the sea off Les Marines beach.
Councillor Crespo attributed this year’s positive results to a number of factors – this summer’s lower index of rainfall – which means ravines and rivers have not brought waste down to the sea – as well as the council’s work to raise awareness about the need to be respectful.