Cartagena, Spain (PortSEurope) April 13, 2018 – Cartagena port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena) has been operating a specific vessel for more than a decade to collect solid waste from the port’s water surface, where it collected 7,800 tonnes of garbage last year, which is 2,640 tonnes more than in 2016.
The president of the port authority, Joaquín Segado, has pointed out that the increase in the collection of waste “has to make us insist on the need not to throw garbage into the sea,” and has called for improving environmental education and awareness.
Plastics are again the most numerous waste in the port of Cartagena, with more than 63.98% of the total collected, followed at a great distance by the wood with 25.01%. The month with the most garbage collected in 2017 was May, with 1,120 tonnes in a single month, followed by December, with 1,100 tonnes.
Source: Cartagena port authority
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