The environment department of Palma city council and the Sant Pere Fishermen's Association, confirmed yesterday that the seamen who carry out cleaning up operations on the Palma coastline, have removed nearly 40'000 litres of floating rubbish since September this year. City council sources reported that last 5 September, the environment department and Emaya, which is responsible for keeping Palma clean, reached an agreement on collaboration with the fishermen's association for the collection of this floating rubbish. The measure is a complement to the work already carried out by Emaya along the coastal areas of Palma, using five rented barges, which patrol the shoreline, picking up floating debris before it pollutes the coastline. As a result of the agreement which has no specific time limit, 12 trawlers have collected an average of 200 litres of rubbish every two days.
Emaya has provided the fishing boats with 14 containers which can hold up to 250 litres. The rubbish is mainly plastic bags, rubbish in general and other flotsam.

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