For the Venezia Certosa Marina, the issue of sustainability is fundamental and unavoidable.
Ecology is undoubtedly one of the driving forces behind decisions on the management of the island and its services. The use of electric golf carts, non-impacting materials, solar panels and the planting of new trees to recreate the island’s vegetation are just some of the projects that VdV is pursuing to ensure proper management of its spaces.
The desire is to become an example and a model for all activities that want to make a conscious and environmentally friendly choice, knowing that it is not immediate but the results are splendid. Providing its users with a healthy and clean environment, with total respect for the environment, is priceless.
The latest sustainability-focused initiative is the inclusion of SeaBin!
These devices, produced by LifeGate PlasticLess, filter the water inside thanks to a mechanical movement and collect up to 1.5kg of plastic per day (over 500kg/year). Thanks to them, it is possible to remove a significant amount of polluting rubbish and, above all, to monitor which objects and which type of waste are disposed of incorrectly, studying the underlying problem.
The Venezia Certosa Marina has installed three of them throughout the dock, allowing constant monitoring and cleaning at the various mooring points.
On the occasion of the recently concluded Venice Boat Show and the presentation of this new project, students from the Cini-Venier High School came to the Certosa to help clean the island and the sandbanks from the waste carried by the waters. The hope is to spread the theme of respect for the environment and the strategies to be adopted to achieve it among the youngest.
A great promoter of the initiative was Findus, which on World Oceans Day organised a tour of the lagoon, starting from Lazzaretto Nuovo and arriving at Certosa, using its image, Captain Findus.
It is a pleasure and an honour for us to host projects like the SeaBin one, hoping that it will be an example for those who want to turn their strategies to fundamental issues such as ecology and the cleanliness of the seas.