Clean Beach Campaign

 

El Duque beach

El Duque beach

This weekend the Asociación Paisaje Limpio, or Clean Countryside Association will visit the Fañabe and Duque beaches as part of the ‘Por unas Playas Limpias’ clean beach campaign.
Monitors from the national non-profit making association will visit the two beaches on Saturday July 27th to talk to bathers, ask them about the beaches as well as offering information on how to keep our beaches clean and contamination-free. They will also be handing out prizes and give-aways such as beach balls, fans and beach ashtrays.
Adeje tourism councillor Rafael Dolado García said that to make sure our beaches stayed clean and pollution free it was important that everyone worked together, public and private bodies as well as individual visitors to the beaches. “This is a question of environmental awareness and respect for our coastline as well as the rest of the countryside. When we use the beaches, when we visit the mountains and parks we shouldn’t be leaving anything behind when to show we were there, and that’s how we keep our surroundings clean”:
In Spain and in Tenerife, particular attention is paid to the coastline given the frequent usage, which of course means a higher risk of contamination. That’s why the Clean Countryside Association have an annual campaign that pays specific attention to the beaches. The Adeje council is fully behind the initiative and shares the aims it promotes and has said it would like to see the campaign extended to more beaches in Costa Adeje in the near future.
The Asociación Paisaje Limpio is a non-profit national organisation created to promote awareness and encourage recycling, the reduction of spillages and pollution and encourage public civic activities to deal with local pollution and waste management.

 

 

 

 

Blue flags in Adeje


This morning a number of Adeje beaches raised Blue Flags, awarded for the 2013-2014 season under the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) banner.
Adeje tourism councillo Rafael Dolado and deputy mayor Gonzalo Delgado Díaz were in Fañabe for the official unfurling, and flags were also hoisted in El Duque and Troya I and II beaches.
Both councillors said there were hopeful that next year the borough would be able to add even more blue flags to the local tally, mentioning Ajabo beach in Callao Salvaje as a likely candidate, as well as Torviscas. They said that the blue flags were a symbol of quality and essential for a tourist destination such as Costa Adeje, and acted as a stimulus for the local economy as well as a reaffirmation for local communities of the need to keep our beaches clean and well maintained, meeting essential criteria such as water quality, security, accessibility and environmental standards.
The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 3,850 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.
The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.