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Marina Port de Mallorca and Marina Palma Cuarentena clean up waste in the waters of the port of Palma
Marina Port de Mallorca and Marina Palma Cuarentena have cleaned the seabed of the port of Palma removing waste together with a team of divers. An activity that is carried out every year to extract the waste that is thrown into the sea, polluting the water and affecting the marine biodiversity that resides in it.
Both marinas were involved in removing many objects that people had thrown into the water. Numerous walkers on the Paseo Marítimo came to see what the divers were extracting from the bottom of the harbour, being very surprised to see all kinds of urban objects covered by small molluscs which quickly adhere to the surfaces. From shopping carts, bicycles, fences, scooters, wheels, traffic signs and even rubbish bins were emerging slowly to the surface to everyone’s surprise.
The day began with the exploration and marking of the elements by the divers, who in the dark were detecting each of the objects and tied them with ropes marked with buoys. Then began the extraction works, slowly, pulling the ropes, which were helping to lift the different items of garbage. All these objects were thrown into a skip that is subsequently sent to be recycled.
Both marinas carry out different activities and actions throughout the year, following their environmental preservation plan, and one of them is to immerse themselves in the waters of the port and extract from them the large amounts of waste that are thrown into the sea every year. An activity with two important objectives, on the one hand to clean the seabed of these polluting elements for water and marine flora and fauna. And on the other hand, make citizens aware of the importance of not throwing anything into the sea, respecting and caring for it as the precious and limited asset that it is.
Both Marina Port de Mallorca and Marina Palma Cuarentena have numerous environmental certifications in which they have worked for years to contribute to the preservation of the environment and reduce its pollution, such as ISO 14001, EMAS, the Carbon Footprint registry and the Blue Flag recognition.