Paranaguá bay waterways can be considered one of the most protected ecological spots in Brazil. Despite of authority main concern and care, crags of trash is found stuck all around the mangroves mostly admired by national and international visitors and eco-friends protectors.
In an action lead by APPA and local maritime community cleanses Have been provide by handy collect of visual wastes. Today it has been ported by APPA that more than 3.7 tons of trash were collected from the existing mangroves in the Paranaguá region, only this year alone. As a result, the volume of waste collected between January and September 2018 is already 560% higher than the total collected in 2017. The increase is a result of the intensification of the cleaning work carried out jointly by the Port Administration of Paranaguá and Antonina (APPA) and companies that integrate the Port Community.
Since 2016, when APPA started the Mangrove Monitoring program and began to conduct bimonthly efforts to clean the areas, 4,900 kilograms of garbage were removed from the environment. The actions are done in partnership between the port authority, the private sector and the local community. It has been gathered about 480 people in 34 activities, receiving the support of volunteers, especially this year. The port president Mr. Fregonesi told us the work would continue regardless number of participants willing to help.