VIDEO: Meet Young Split Volunteers Cleaning Zenta Bay Every Weekend

By 22 June 2020

June 22, 2020 - Three young Split citizens have taken matters into their own hands to keep the bays of the city waste-free.

Dalmacija Danas writes that in the city of Split, we often witness ugly scenes of accumulated and unsorted waste every day, which can be found equally in all city districts. Numerous containers are overcrowded, and many citizens do not know how to dispose of their waste, which results in piles of rubbish in the same places for days. To make matters worse, certain weather conditions make the accumulated waste even greater, because it eventually ends up on streets, promenades and roads.

The irresponsibility of the city services and the citizens themselves is evidenced by visiting the port of Zenta, in front of the club of the same name, where every weekend, hardworking volunteers Dino Buljan, Lucija Guić and Nina Šeparović clean the waste that careless citizens leave behind.

"Honestly, I am very embarrassed when my friends from Zagreb visit me, when I see foreigners walking along Zenta and pass by the piled up plastic packaging," the 18-year-old volunteer Dino testified.

He adds that there is a lot of rubbish in the area, which hosts many people who bathe and sunbathe with their families in the summer. "We found plastic packaging, glass, clothing - everything," he said in disgust.

"We have been cleaning the area of Zenta for two years now and I think we will have to clean it much more often this year. My friends and I want the area around the harbor and the beach to be clean and tidy, as it should be," he said, and added that every time, they clean the waste for more than five hours and collect it in large plastic bags which is then disposed in containers. Dino says that there are enough containers, but regardless, huge waste ends up on the streets.


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"We are angry with irresponsible citizens, but also with the services that should dispose of this waste in time, which has been piling for days, polluting the environment and thus, to the shame of all of us, insulting Zenta Bay," Dino adds. 

This deserves a big Bravo!

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