Palma.—Over 4000 kilos of rubbish were removed from the sea and beaches in the Balearics during the month of June by a cleaning and contamination prevention team from the Balearic Water Agency and Environmental Health Department (ABAQUA).

The team, which operates a fleet of 23 boats to help them with the rubbish collection from around the four Balearic islands, work off the coast of the Balearics from June until September, and during the first two weeks managed to collect 1.2 tons of waste off the Majorcan coast, 1.6 tons off Minorca, one ton off Ibiza and 173 kilos off Formentera.

The aim of the service provided by the team is to remove as much solid waste as possible from beaches and bathing water to improve the overall quality of the water and the experience of the millions of tourists and residents who use the beaches in the Balearics.

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