Barcelona’s Ajuntament has announced that, since 2010, the popular Barceloneta beach has lost around 28 percent of its surface area. As the most distinguished and well-known beach in the city, 50 percent of the sand added in 2008 and 2010 has disappeared (equivalent to five football pitches), largely due to storms. In order to bring the continued loss of sand to a halt, the Ajuntament has reached out to the government, urging them to introduce beach regeneration projects as a matter of urgency. So far, simply replacing the sand has proven an ineffective strategy, and would cost an eye-watering €800,000.
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