06 September, 2012
· Marina Port de Mallorca have been awarded the sought- after blue flag for their commitment to the environment and to safety and for raising their users' awareness of environmental best practice
Palma. Tuesday, 10 July 2012. Marina Port de Mallorca has certified its commitment to the environment and to safety with the blue flag awarded since 2002. Each year the environmental education association ADEAC awards blue flags to Spanish marinas that uphold high principles of environmental information, education and management, along with services, safety and water quality.
Raising awareness to maintain the Balearic Islands' delicate natural balance
The award criteria call for the creation of an environmental policy that includes actions in respect of water, waste, energy consumption, safety, health and the use of environment-friendly products. Marina Port de Mallorca upholds the basic principle of caring for the Balearic Islands' delicate natural balance, and sharing this philosophy with its users through information on local flora and fauna, and tips for using their boats sustainably. In support of its awareness-raising policy, Marina Ibiza has published a leaflet with recommendations on making full use of the harbour's green points and tips for making big energy savings and efficient use of water, as well as preventing polluting waste from leaking out by conducting periodic maintenance of boats.
As for Marina Port de Mallorca, it conducts educational activities in schools to explain to the children how to care for the environment, and gives its clients promotional merchandise related to environmental care: this year, a special hose to wash down their boat with. It also carries out periodic thorough cleaning of its facilities and gives out information leaflets about caring for flora and fauna and about environmental best practices.
Environment-friendly harbours, from the facilities to the green points
Marina Port de Mallorca have containers for sorting recyclable and hazardous waste into, along with bilge and waste water pumping facilities, which are all signposted. The blue flag is additional to the ISO 14001 certificate which this marina already holds for maintaining a fine balance between running at a profit and reducing the boats' environmental impact.