A total of 315 volunteers, including adults and children from 26 countries, participated in the Playa Patrol post-San-Juan beach cleanup last Sunday. The event took place at Playa Puerta del Mar in Almuñécar, Marina del Este and La Herradura beach. A number of local companies also participated in the event.
"It was interesting to see how many nails were collected after San Juan because of the wood used for the bonfires," said organiser, Ann Jenkins. A total of 30,200 cigarette butts and 68 kilos of litter were collected in just under 1.5 hours, including a wide variety of plastics, rope, fishing lines, broken umbrellas, beach chairs, fishing nets, batteries and drinking straws. Playa Patrol will be organising similar events later in the year.