JAVEA'S DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM WILL DISTRIBUTE 3,000 PORTABLE ASHTRAYS IN THE BEACH
Kevin Reardon / 2012-07-15 17:49:35
This campaign is aimed at keeping the beaches clean for swimmers
Javea. Thursday, 12 July 2012. The Department of Tourism in Javea will distribute some 3,000 free special portable beach ashtrays. These small blue plastic cones with lids have been specially designed to be dug into sand or stone.
These simple portable devices allow smokers to deposit their cigarette ashes and butts cleanly until they can properly dispose of them. cone In addition, the lids of these devices bear the logo and the URL of the Municipal Tourism Portal.
The main objective of these devices is to help to keep the beaches of the town clean as one of the most common environmental problems in bathing areas has been the accumulation of cigarette butts which provide an environmental hazard due to their low biodegradable potential. Through these portable ashtrays, the department hopes to raise awareness that the quality of Javea's beaches requires suitable respect of the environment.
Councillor for Tourism, Antonio Miragall, said that the ashtrays will be available from Friday 13th July from the Tourist Office in the Port and from the new Tourist Information kiosk on the Arenal promenade. This portable device was as suggestion made by the Arenal business community to help improve the cleanliness of the beach, while also serving as a souvenir to visitors.