On the eve of the summer season, 1,000 young volunteers clean up Cape of Rodon
About 1,000 volunteers have gathered together in one of the most massive clean-up actions, these spring days, held along the coastline of Cape of Rodon.
With the initiative of the President of Coca-Cola Bottling Shqipëria, Mr. Luca Busi, in collaboration with the non-profit organization Eco-Mendje, made this action have the special attention of the Ministry of Tourism and Environment, the Prefecture of the city of Durrës and many other institutions.
All employees of the Coca-Cola company in Albania and the company Uji Ftohtë Tepelena, have stopped production and daily work activities to join the action devised by young people and volunteers of Eco-Mendje, who had arrived from the city of Shkodra, for thus cleaning up one of the pearls of the Albanian coast, which is also one of the most polluted protected areas in the country.
“We wanted both our organizations, CCBS and Uji Tepelena, to be at the forefront of the cleaning up action, of this special project for cleaning up our beaches and our wonderful Albania. We as a company are extremely sensitive to the environment and the impact that our products can have on it. It was a personal commitment of mine, and I had promised to Eco-Mendje and the Minister of Tourism and Environment, that our companies would be in the first row of cleaning up the beaches and this is the chosen day”, explains Luca Busi.
“Together with Eco-Mendje we have managed to gather volunteers from Shkodra, Tepelena, Tirana, Durrës, environmental institutions of this whole area and also supported by Coca-Cola we have gathered 1,000 volunteers who in one day will completely clean up Cape of Rodon, to make it perfect to welcome foreign tourists, to even join the cleanliness to that beauty of nature, the beauty of cultural heritage, the castle, the church and all the attractions that this area has to offer”, declared Klosi.
At the end of it, over 1,500 bags of marine waste, plastic and other types of waste, have been piled up leaving behind the old polluted images of a few hours ago.