Dock staff from Marina Palma Cuarentena and Marina Port de Mallorca teamed up with divers to clean up their marina seabeds and remove trash. During their cleanup day on March 28, they extracted nearly 400 kilograms at Marina Palma Cuarentena and about 800 kilograms at Marina Port de Mallorca.
The divers used ropes to lift the waste from the bottom, and staff on the dock would pull up the objects, from skates and cell phones to wreckage from boats and traffic signals to shopping carts and bicycles. Each of the items was then recycled with the appropriate authorized entity, which closed the items’ life cycles.
“It is fundamental to do these activities every year and leave the objects for some time visible in the marinas to call the attention of crewmembers, contractors, and boat owners,” says Victor Granados, captain of both marinas. “It is a way to make them participate in [spreading] the message that this is an issue that affects all of us as a society.”
The cleanups are part of Marina Palma Cuarentena’s and Marina Port de Mallorca’s commitment and responsibility to the environment, shown in their recognitions with the Blue Flag, ISO 14001, EMAS, and the Registry of Carbon Footprint.