To change the way citizens and authorities perceive the Mediterranean beaches in order for them to become a place where one can escape to, relax and be entertained daily while also constituting an axis of economic development and environmental awareness for the coastal communities.
Mediterranean beaches can be divided into three major categories.
Organized Beaches, Non-Organized Beaches and Beaches of an Ecological Nature
The Certification Standard for Sustainable Management and Development of the Mediterranean Beaches – Costa Nostrum® is an original and innovative “tool” that can objectively guarantee the sustainable development of the Mediterranean beaches.
The innovation of the certification standard Costa Nostrum – Sustainable Beaches rests on the fact that it is based on a sum of indexes – criteria which ensure the actual, all-aspect (economic, social and environmental) sustainable development of beaches.
BENEFITS FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Environmental: Protection of the environment and of the natural resources. Better waste management. Better management of special waste such as nappies and cigarette butts.