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TAP Team Cleans Seman Beach in Albania

16 May 2019

Fier, Albania. On 10 May 2019, Trans Adriatic Pipeline and the employees of TAP’s contractors in Albania joined forces to clean up the beach close to the pipeline’s landfall in Seman, Fier. The initiative aimed to remove litter from the beach, thus improving the experience of tourists visiting the area.

 

Fifty-six participants working at TAP’s compressor station and the landfall site, together with staff from the joint venture Renco-Terna and Saipem, organised in teams, collected mixed waste, such as plastic, cigarette butts, containers and glass, ultimately having a positive impact on the environment.

Litter had covered the Seman beach over time. Beach debris isn't just unpleasant, it can be dangerous. Metal with sharp edges and pieces of glass pose a risk to public health. Sharp pieces of litter can easily hide in the sand, causing serious injuries to people walking barefoot.

The local communities' feedback was very positive. People living nearby hope the clean-up will help the local economy, as tourists are now more likely to visit their small beach.

Cleaning the beach ahead of the start of the touristic season is another opportunity for TAP to demonstrate its commitment to protecting the environment and minimising impact on the local communities.