One of Malta’s smallest beaches has won a top environmental award.
Gnejna Bay has officially been given White Flag status, becoming the eighth ‘plastic free’ beach in the Maltese Islands.
Other zero-plastic beaches in Malta include Riviera Bay, Golden Bay and Wied iż-Żurrieq.
In Gozo, White Flags fly at Marsalforn Bay, Ghasri Valley, Dahhlet Qorrot in Nadur and Mgarr ix-Xini on the outskirts of Sannat.
Around 100 tonnes of rubbish was cleared from the seabed around Gnejna Bay by a team of specialist divers in the past few weeks.
A White Flag beach is fully cleaned from plastic and other waste at regular intervals by a team of environmental guardians.
Kristijan Curavić, the chief executive of the international conservation group Ocean Alliance, presented Gnejna Bay’s flag to Malta’s deputy prime minister Chris Fearne.
Gnejna is one of Malta’s smallest beaches but the beautiful blue waters are perfect for swimming, snorkeling and diving.
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