March 16, 2017 – In order to contribute to the preservation of the ecosystems of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, the Specific Command of San Andrés and Providencia through its different components, together with the Colombian Industrial Association – Departmental Government once again joined efforts to remove about 32 tonnes of waste from the island and eight thousand tires.
From the early hours, sailors, officers, NCOs, Marines and soldiers of the National Navy, the National Army and the Colombian Air Force had their time and effort to ship waste such as tires and technological waste aboard the ship of the Colombian Navy ARC “Cartagena de Indias” to be transported to the capital of Bolivar where the National Association of Industrialists will make its final disposal.
This day was developed in the framework of the post-consumption programs of ANDI in which it seeks to guarantee an environmentally safe treatment in the country, thanks to the union and cooperation of the Military Forces that make presence in the island department, with the support of The Governor of San Andrés, Coralina, the Port Society of San Andres Islands and Trash Busters SA.
On this occasion, waste such as tires, computers and peripherals, household pesticide containers, batteries, refrigerators and light bulbs were removed, which seeks to minimize the negative effects of garbage on the island, thus contributing to the preservation of the environment. Seaflower Biosphere Reserve.
After traveling 400 nautical miles by the Caribbean Sea, the National Navy ship will arrive on March 18 at the ARC “Bolivar” Naval Base located in Cartagena, then transfer the waste to the respective environmentally safe management plants.
The Specific Command committed to the protection of the Archipelago will continue to carry out actions for the care and preservation of natural resources in the Sea Flower Biosphere Reserve.