Of the 54 beaches distinguished with the ZERO pollution stamp, awarded by the Sustainable Terrestrial System Association (ZERO), only five are from Madeira.
That’s exactly what the list put forward by SIC Notícias reveals, which also reports that there has been a decrease in the number of beaches where “no microbiological contamination was detected” in bathing water over the last three years.
Among the Madeiran beaches distinguished by the environmental association are Laje beach, in Porto Moniz, and the beaches of Cabeço da Ponda, Lagoa, Ribeiro Cochinho and Ribeiro Salgado, in Porto Santo.
According to SIC Notícias, of the more than fifty distinguished beaches, 41 are located in territory, spread over 18 municipalities. To these are added another eight in the Azores and five in Madeira.
ZERO is most aware of the municipalities with the highest number of ZERO pollution beaches are Albufeira (6 beaches), Porto Santo, Tavira and Vila do Bispo (4) and Alcobaça, Aljezur, Faro, Odemira, Sesimbra and Vila do Porto (Santa Maria, Azores) with three beaches”.
The list now released also highlights the departure of 17 beaches and the entry of 13 new beaches.
ZERO further advanced this media body that “it is extremely difficult to achieve an unscathed record over three years in inland bathing areas, much more susceptible to microbiological pollution”.
Remember that in total there are 659 bathing areas in operation, which means that only 8% were considered ZERO Pollution.