Volunteers in Águilas, Murcia, cleaned up kilos of polluting plastic waste on Ensenada de la Fuente beach
The clean-up day is part of the Libera 1m2 initiative launched in 2017 to combat the accumulation of rubbish, especially plastic, in natural environments, and aims to encourage both Town Halls and individuals to take action against waste pollution in Spain.
In total, the volunteers collected around 100 kilos of microplastics this weekend (September 24 to 26) from the Ensenada de la Fuente beach in Águilas.
Both the departments of Environmental Education and Citizen Participation were involved in the organisation of the clean-up day, along with local scout groups ‘Severo Montalvo’ and ‘Centro Cultural de Renfe’.
Image: Ayuntamiento de Águilas