Clean Walk


While lying on the rocks or climbing them looking for your special sun spot in the Bay, either close to the sea or close the bushes, you probably came across to cigarette butts, plastic objects and bottles, woods, or pieces of glass…And, disgusted, you have been complaining about someone else “bad behaviour”.


Do you know how much the waste – produced by human activities – is impacting the environment and the Bay you are frequenting? Waste is the fourth largest source sector of emissions, accounting for 3% of total greenhouse gas emissions in 2019. Most emissions come from combusting fuels (77%), followed by agriculture (10%) and industrial processes (8%) (source: .Changing the treatment of waste is just one example of how creating a more »circular economy » (source : helps to reduce emissions and fight climate change.


It is not always someone else responsibility. Smart Bay is everybody’s Bay and it is everybody’s duty to protect it and its ecosystems by reducing the impact that human activities are creating.

Do you know that our impact as GHG emissions is measurable? Carbon Foot Print is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions such as food, shopping, travels, home…(calculate yours: And, globally, we are expected to became sustainable and reduce our carbon foot print by adopting sustainable actions including ‘limiting and recycling the waste’ (Source:


Help us to reduce carbon foot print in Smart Bay Santa Teresa by joining the weekly “Clean Walk”.

The Clean Walk is a weekly initiative open to all Bay users to take a concrete action against the problem of marine litter and helping to reach Smart Bay goal: regeneration of its Natural Ecosystems and reducing the user’s carbon food print.

Under the guidance of a Smart Bay researchers, participants will be introduced to Bay activities, its ecosystems and to the Clean Walk activity. Divided into small groups, volunteers will explore some areas in the Bay, that will include beach, rocks, bushes and paths, and, supervised by a Smart Bay researcher, will follow a scientific protocol for collecting the waste. Participants will work in teams and be equipped with gloves and a bin liner to collect the waste safely. Once the waste will be collected and divided by re-cycling type (i.e. glass, wood, plastic,…), it will be weighed to evaluate how much has been found and where in the bay.


A concreate action to reduce the carbon food print. In order to limit and recycle the waste, it will be required to each participant to bring back a bag of collected waste to his/her bins or to deliver it to the Waste Collection Centre (Scoglietti) on the way home. The actions of removal and recycling is the one that produce a reduction of the carbon foot print on the Bay as well as the direct protection of its ecosystems.


Became a Smart Bay Ambassador. At the end of the activity, a discussion on the impact of each waste type will be done with Smart Bay researcher and the calculation of the reduction of the carbon foot print thank to the action of the participants will be provided and published on Smart Bay Web Site. The volunteers will become ambassadors of Smart Bay, by removing, recycling and then limiting the waste in the Bay.


Join the Clean Walk with your family or friends and help make the reduce the carbon foot print and protect the ecosystems in Smart Bay!

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