Port Adriano, 4th of October 2017
The Nit del Turisme was celebrated last Wednesday, 27th of September, in Palma de Mallorca, coinciding with the official celebration of the World Tourism Day.
Among the awards, the one to the best initiative in Corporate Social Responsibility was granted to Port Adriano, for receiving in its facilities the Seabin project, a start up with which it shared the award.
The project Seabin, founded by the Australians, Andrew Turton and Peter Ceglinski, takes on as as main target the preservation of seas and oceans across with “Sea bins “units. It consists of a floating debris interception device, which is designed to be installed in marina waters, yacht clubs, ports and any other water body with calm environment and services.
The Seabin is located in water and is fixed to a floating dock. There is a shore based water pump on the dock running on shore power.
The water pump creates a water flow into the bin, bringing with it all floating rubbish and debris. The rubbish/debris is caught with a natural fiber bag, and the water is then sucked out the bottom of the bin and brought up to the water pump where it is then pumped back into the marina.
Port Adriano has supported from the beginning this fantastic initiative and has turned into the first port in Spain which has placed one of its prototypes, turning into a gateway for future actions in our country, as well as being one of its main sponsors on a global scale.
In addition to the support to the Seabin project, since 2004, the marina of Starck counts with the international certifications as well as with the EMAS verifications: certificates which force to fulfill the most demanding standards of good environmental practices, along with its legislative fulfillment. In the same way, Port Adriano works on fomenting environmental care throughout activities and recreational events, as well as collaborating with different institutions.
This second edition of the “Tourism Awards of the Balearic Islands”, which took place this year in the Conference Hall of Palma, counted with the presence of the President of the Balearic Government, Mrs. Francina Armengol, and with the vice-president of the Council of innovation, investigation and tourism, Mr. Biel Barceló.