Opening the first Seabin LifeGate in Palermo

The first Seabin LifeGate of Palermo, opened today at the Cala Porticciolo. It will collect the equivalent of 1 million plastic caps and 150 thousand plastic bags.
Best Western Italia announces the inauguration of the first Seabin LifeGate in Palermo.
Today at the Porticciolo della Cala the device that cleans the sea from the plastic has been officially lit by the Councilor of the Budget, of the Participates, Tributes and Heritage, Roberto D’Agostino and by the president of the Port System Authority of the western Sea of ​​Sicily, Pasqualino Monti, with Sara Digiesi, Chief Marketing Officer of Best Western Italy, Simona Roveda, Editorial Director and Communication of LifeGate, Giuseppe Todaro, President of Sicindustria Palermo and Piero La Mattina, Commander Ecological Boat ” Stella Maris.

According to the average operating estimates, the Seabin LifeGate collects 1.5 kg of debris per day for a total of 2 tons of waste corresponding to 150 thousand plastic bags, 130 thousand PET bottles of 0.5 to 1 million caps of plastic. However, the peculiarity of this device is its ability to capture invisible and invasive microplastics and microfibres.

In the coming months  two new installations are planned in as many ports throughout Italy to clean up our seas, a vital resource both for the public good and for tourism.
#StayPlasticLess is the Best Western Italy was born in the ambit of Stay for The Planet, inaugurated in 2012.
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Best Western Italy, with 170 hotels in over 120 locations throughout the country, is the leading hotel group in Italy. Worldwide it is present in 100 countries with over 4200 facilities on all continents.

LifeGate is considered the reference point for sustainability in Italy and has a community of 5 million people. Every day LifeGate works with passion and determination to make information, projects and services available, involving an increasingly wider network of people, companies, NGOs, institutions that want to actively engage in change for a sustainable future.

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