APB staff and their families participate in the collection of plastic waste on Can Pere Antoni beach in Palma
With the slogan “In the sea, leave no trace behind you”, the APB and Ports IB are organising activities throughout the islands as part of the LIBERA project.
Today, a group of volunteers took part in a day of awareness-raising and coastal clean-up at Can Pere Antoni beach in Palma. This is an initiative organised by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) and Ports IB, which under the slogan “In the sea, leave no trace behind you”, aims to raise public awareness of the serious environmental problem represented by waste left in the natural environment and its impact on the flora and fauna.
From 26 February to 1 March, family workshops with talks and waste characterisation campaigns are being offered at different ports on the islands by the LIBERA project. Created in 2017 by the NGO SEO/BirdLife in alliance with Ecoembes, this project is intended to raise awareness and mobilise citizens to keep the natural environment free of waste. This weekend events already took place in Sant Antoni de Portmany, La Savina and Ciutadella, while today they are scheduled in Palma and tomorrow Portocristo.
The aim is to involve all citizens and explain the role that everyone has to play in preventing pollution and protecting the natural environments of the Balearic Islands.