A joint effort by the environmental NGO ‘Coast is Clear’ and ‘The Convenience Shop’ successfully concluded the summer sea and coastal cleanup activity.
‘Coast is Clear is an NGO dedicated to protecting our seas and coastlines from pollution, and its partnership with The Convenience Shop reflects a shared vision of safeguarding marine ecosystems for future generations.’
‘Under the guidance of Mark Galea Pace, founder of Coast is Clear, the diverse crew composed of individuals from various nationalities but all part of The Convenience Shop Group, embarked on their clean-up maritime mission. This multinational team collaborated seamlessly to target areas near the shore that are inaccessible by land, as well as strategic locations where sea currents notoriously accumulate waste.’
‘During the cleanup, over 500 kilograms of fishing lines and 16 bags of debris were painstakingly collected and removed from the sea and seashore. The recovered waste encompassed a range of discarded items, including torn nets, tyres, plastic containers, and various single-use plastics.’
The collected waste was disposed of responsibly, with the clean up highlighting the concern of ghost nets, which are abandoned and lost nets which continue to pose a serious threat to marine life.