Volunteer divers from Buceo Almuñécar cleared 40 kilos of rubbish from the seabed around the Peñones del Santo (rock with cross) in Almuñécar.
The volunteers counted on the collaboration of the Municipal Department of the Environment and the cleaning company FCC – there was even an advisor from the Junta de Andalucía present.
Amongst the items of rubbish were pieces of fishing nets, fishing line, lead weights and even illegal fishing equipment. The lead weights, by the way, are melted down and recycled by the diving clubs for their own use.
Those are the sort of things that you would expect to find down there, but the more unusual items were a car battery and metalic structures (the metal support for thatched beach sunshades).
This just about rounds up the clean-up of the area because several months ago volunteers from Almuñécar Vertical used ropes and harnesses to collect litter from the sides of the peñon.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)