Bonifacio Marina gets the International Blue Flag label
Bonifacio Marina on the way to environmental excellence! After the renewal of its Clean Ports certification a year ago and the active biodiversity certification, Bonifacio Marina is now renewing its Blue Flag label.
Present in 46 countries on all continents, this international label with a strong tourist connotation, is the symbol of an exemplary environmental quality. Blue Flag marinas are places where the protection of the environment and the marine environment is a priority. This certification recognises Bonifacio Marina’s commitment to local biodiversity in the port and its area of influence (terrestrial or marine/lacustrine/riverine).
The criteria of the Blue Flag are grouped into 4 main families: environmental education, waste management, environmental management and site management.
Among the actions implemented by Bonifacio Marina:
Our adhesion to the operation “I sail, I sort”. The objective: to develop sorting through awareness and material support for boaters. A bag dedicated to the sorting of recyclable waste is given to boaters who also have access to a dispenser of 30L bin bags for their non-recyclable waste. Flags and posters indicate the port’s commitment to this operation.
The creation of an information and environmental awareness zone. An interactive screen has been placed in the harbour master’s office giving access to useful information for yachtsmen and largely oriented towards environmental awareness.
The port has decided to make it compulsory to use a water pistol via a sign on the bollards. This approach is part of the municipality’s desire to make boaters aware of this issue.
Bonifacio Marina was one of the 5 ports to be certified for the year 2020 and has renewed its certification for 2021. These numerous recognitions concretise a strong political will and the implementation of concrete actions for the safeguard of biodiversity and sustainable development.
Thanks to this certification, Bonifacio Marina becomes one of the few French ports and the only island port to receive these distinctions.