750 volunteers clean up the Foro Italico for the Plastic free day

Palermo responds well to the national day against plastic that invades Italian seas and beaches. Over 750 volunteers took part in the initiative yesterday – armed with gloves, rakes and bags – cleaning up practically the entire Foro Italico, from Porta Felice to the Sant’Erasmo pier. “We are proud of the numbers we have recorded – Riccardo Muratore, one of the provincial representatives of the Plastic free association, explains to PalermoToday – and of the presence of many children and young people. Ours was the most popular initiative in Italy. There is a great desire for redemption in this city with respect to environmental issues “.

Last week the volunteers who responded to the Plastic free appeal had already intervened in Bagheria and other events were organized in Altavilla, Isola delle Femmine and Balestrate. “During the day – continues Muratore – we collected two hundred plastic bags, sixteen of undifferentiated material, fifty of glass and the same number of paper and cardboard. Worrying about the presence of bulky items and other special waste: we removed two mattresses, nine tires, a car seat, various pieces of furniture, a toilet seat, iron and pieces of boats. We also fished out a scooter from the sharing service that we returned to the company “. At yesterday’s event there was also the Municipality, in the person of the Municipal Councilor for the Environment Sergio Marino, who made available the garbage bags, vehicles and personnel of the Rap that at the end of the day collected the fruit of the sweat of over seven hundred people. “We are very satisfied with the success – adds Muratore – but we will not stop here. We will collect other reports from citizens but above all, now that our children are back in the classroom, we will return to school projects because we believe it is necessary to start with the little ones, teaching them how important it is to respect the environment “.

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