Over 23,000 ‘bits of marine trash’ located by app in six months

Over 23,000 ‘bits of marine trash’ located by app in six months

Over 23,000 discarded items – many of them cigarette butts – have been located on Portuguese beaches by a new app (click here) that is busily attracting subscribers.

Developed and put to work by MARE (the centre for sciences of the sea and environment) at Coimbra university in partnership with the Portuguese association of marine refuse (APLM) six months ago, the app now is seeking new sponsors to increase its ‘range’ to include the south of the country.