The environmental group hopes for solutions before the Strait of Gibraltar is affected by the situation.
Verdemar the environmental group from the Campo de Gibraltar asks the Junta de Andalucía whether it "is waiting for the plastic waste" accumulated in Gibraltar "to reach the Strait to solve the problem", regarding the rubbish piled up on the eastern side of the Rock.
"We call for a rapid solution to the rubbish accumulating on the eastern side of Gibraltar," the environmentalists insist in a note.
"Gibraltar has been managing solid urban waste for decades in the South of Europe Environmental Complex in Los Barrios", recalls the organisation. "For the last 15 days it has been accumulating by the sea, to the east of the rock of Gibraltar due to poor administrative management," they point out.
According to the ecologists, Gibraltar has been managing "for years 30,000 tonnes of domestic waste per year at the Urban Solid Waste Treatment Plant in Majadal de Bustos", where the South of Europe Environmental Complex is located.
"We denounce once again that more than 3,000 tonnes of solid urban waste is accumulating on the beach east of Gibraltar and the Junta de Andalucía is only putting obstacles in the way of solving the problem," laments Verdemar.
"These images take us back to the 1990s, when the management of solid urban waste in Gibraltar was out of control", insists Verdemar Ecologists in Action, which makes "a call to the administration to reach an agreement that guarantees good traceability of this waste before it becomes an environmental problem and we see all kinds of rubbish in the Strait of Gibraltar".
"We continue to believe that solving the problem by shipment to the UK will leave a major ecological footprint," they say.