Volunteers assisted Conciencia Plástica to remove waste from the beach of Playa d’en Bossa, with particular interest in plastics

The organisation, joined by 40 volunteers, went to the beach after the sandboni’s (a colloquial name for the tractor pulled beach cleaners) had passed through the area. While the sandboni’s can remove larger pieces of waste, its filters are not selective enough to remove microplastics and smaller remnants of waste.

The volunteers collected a total of 19.3 kilos of waste culminating of 72% plastic, 23% textile materials and 2.7% metal, a decrease in the amount collected compared to previous years.

The organisers of this event biologists Agnes Torres and Gustavo Sanchez attributed the reduction to fewer volunteers on this occasion, possibly due to the general elections being held on the same day.

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