To coincide with World Environment Day, which is on the 5th of June, Nerja council has organised various environmental awareness activities at Burriana beach and Torrecilla beach for the young people of the town. The focus will be to encourage smokers at the two beaches not to use the beach as a giant ashtray. Although the majority of people who use the beaches are careful not to litter them, a minority see nothing wrong in leaving their rubbish, including cigarette butts, behind.

Amongst other activities, participants will collect cigarette ends from the sand and there will be gifts for those taking part and a raffle with prizes of kyak trips.

People can register for the event at the Centro de InformaciĆ³n Juvenil on Calle Cristo or by phone on 952 52 69 16.

Last year Nerja council installed free disposable ashtray dispensers on Nerja’s beaches in an effort to encourage inconsiderate smokers to stop using the sand as an ashtray. The paper cone ashtrays carry advertising to cover their costs and can then be thrown away complete with their contents.

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