Updated on October 18, 2016
The Marine Park of Punta Campanella has also participated in a waste collection on the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. By boat and by using nets we were collecting all garbage we found on the sea surface. This work is really necessary as it is sadly very common to find floating items in the sea.
We started the journey in Piano di Sorrento, went then to Meta and returned to Massa. In our way we found loads of waste, almost all plastic which is, by far, the greatest enemy of theoceans. At first glimpse we could see how water there was not very clean. It didn’t look at all like the beautiful waters of our dear Ieranto. We tried to take all of the trash we found, but many times it was not possible because the plastic pieces are very small, or there is foam or fuel that is complicated to remove. It is important for you to remember that you should never throw garbage in the toilet. It seems obvious, but we found a lot of hygienic things in the sea.
At the end, cleaning the coast of Meta, Piano di Sorrento, Sant’Agnello, Sorrento and Massa Lubrense we took 12 plastic bags, 75 pieces of plastic, 6 plastic cups, 6 sanitary towels among many other things like wheels, ropes, network …
It was a very interesting day and for sure we want to repeat it again.