The Porto Salvo dock in Gaeta, Italy, was the base for a recent partnership project between EcoTyre and the Italian Coast Guard to clear the coastline of discarded tyres for World Ocean Day.
Initiative of EcoTyre to Clean up Coastline Blighted by Tyres
The initiative promoted by EcoTyre, a Consortium that at national level is responsible for the proper management of end of life tyres, and the Marevivo Association, was organised in partnership with the Coast Guard of Gaeta. The project, also sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment and by Federparchi-Europarc.
The event that took place on the fishing quay and allowed the MareVivo Association, represented by Federico Di Penta, to explain to the students of the Caboto Nautical Institute and to the students of the ITS G. Caboto Foundation the serious damage to the marine environment caused by carelessness of waste disposal. The divers of local diving teams, assisted by the coast guards of Gaeta, provided a tyre recovery service for tyres dumped in the local sea area.