Divers and students collect garbage in Porto Belo

31 08 2010

Last Saturday (29) the Underwater Fishing Santa Catarina Association (ACPS) conducted an action with the support of students and divers to remove rubbish from the seabed and of the Enseada Encantada of Porto Belo.

Were found more often plastic containers of food. Besides pollution, the product brightness attracts turtles, and it die after eating plastic.

Were placed in bags and will be separated by workers of the municipality of Porto Belo the materials collected from the sea and cliffs, the objects will be correctly target.

The action was attended by 150 people and will serve as example for the city put into effect a city ordinance passed earlier this year. In Porto Belo, is prohibited camping or lighting fires in the cliffs as well as to avoid the wrong disposal of garbage.

Source: Mergulho Brazil

Translation: Susan Buranelo

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