A gimmick this August in Almuñécar is the Aduana SOStenible, which is a play on words, but basically means Sustainable Customs.
Councillors Daniel Barbero (Turismo y Playas) and Francisco Javier García (Urbanismo) presented the beach campaign, which aims to raise awareness concerning the environment on the town’s beaches.
Basically when beachgoers reach the beach they go through this symbollic ‘Customs Post’ where they ‘declare’ what bottles and other plastic items they are taking, along with the amount of cigarettes they are carrying. Upon leaving the beach they pass through the same post and hand over a bag (previously handed out) with their rubbish in exchange for gifts in the form of baseball caps and reusable bags, amongst other things.
The Customs Post is a mobile one, starting off on Playa Puerta del Mar for two days before moving onto Playa de Velilla, Playa de San Cristóbal and then finishing the week on Playa de La Herradura. The following week the same internary is taken.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)