The story here on the Ideal site has news about Ecoplaya flags for local beaches.

The Almerimar poniente (west) beach is mentioned.

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 El Ejido gets the Ecoplayas flag for Balerma and renews Poniente

With these badges of the association Ategrus distinguish the excellence in services, equipments and correct environmental management

The municipality of El Ejido last week picked up the second flag of Ecoplayas for Balerma beach, while renewing the one it already had for Poniente beach in Almerimar and awarded by the Technical Association for Waste Management, Urban Cleaning and Environment (Ategrus). Certifications that distinguish the excellence in services, equipment and the correct environmental management that the Consistory makes of these areas of the Ejido coast.

The Councilor for Tourism, Luisa Barranco, was commissioned to collect them personally in the framework of the XX International Congress and Exhibition of Beaches that took place in the Mallorcan municipality of Alcúdia. Barranco showed "his satisfaction with this fact, since it represents a step towards quality and represents the fruit of the work we have been doing in the last seven years to make El Ejido a first class destination."

The local official emphasized that this distinction "is granted once a strict evaluation system has been complied with to those municipalities and supramunicipal entities that are distinguished by the quality of their beaches from the environmental, touristic and sustainability point of view, with the aim of disseminating their efforts, innovations and achievements; emphasizing the excellence, the equipment and the maintenance of the great asset that they constitute ».

In the same way, Barranco explained that in the dossier presented in Balerma's candidacy for this distinction, "the technical solution adopted to the problem of deterioration suffered by showers in this stretch of coastline was explained, providing a unique solution, promoted by engineering to the tourism service to ensure the sustainability and quality of equipment and services available on beaches and that consisted of replacing in the area most affected by the storms a total of 11 showers installed in stainless steel, embedded in the wall of the walk ».