The pandemic made it both complicated and risky to organise clean-up. However, taking all the necessary safety measures and limiting the clean-ups to the local areas, we managed to organise several beach cleanup events in 2021, the second year of the covid emergency.
One of such events was the Terra Mala clean-up. Terra Mala is one of the locations along the shore in the Quartu Sant’Elena municipality, which boasts 26 kilometres of the Sardinian coast.
On the hot morning of May 6, 2021 around 30 volunteers cleaned part of this coast, collecting 20 bags of waste. Apart from plastic waste, other potentially harmful and toxic waste was removed from the environment, including rusty bicycle frame and two car batteries.