ZAGREB, 14 April (Hina) – Participants in a “green” regatta on Monday removed abandoned waste from beaches and the seabed around the island of Šolta.
During the cleanup, over 700 kilos of waste was collected and most of it was plastic, which poses the biggest threat to marine life.
Mattresses, car tires, footwear and glass items were also removed as part of the cleaning action.
More than 140 participants on 10 sailboats the “Cleaning Sailing Race Regatta”, held on that Adriatic island off Split, cleaned in four bays, whilst 12 divers removed 340 kg waste from the seabed.
The partners in this campaign are the Split-based Sunce association and the Biotherm cosmetics and healthcare items brand.
Gabrijela Medunić Orlić, the executive director of the Sunce association, said that nowadays, public beaches are kept in good shape by local utility companies, however, other beaches are often full of litter and the utilities do not have enough workers to clean them up.