Saving bulbs, protecting the environment
La Orotava has been helping the environment by recycling fluorescent and low energy light bulbs.
If left discarded, these can cause tremendous harm through contamination, including to the food chain and auqifiers.
During 2013, the municipality collected and recycled 130 kilograms of fluorescent bulbs, the equivalent of saving the carbon monoxide which would have affected 4,819 trees.
The local council has teamed up with the company which has the concession for the municipality’s street lighting, VVO Servicios, to encourage reuse and environmental protection.
The Mayor, Francisco Linares said he was delighted with the success of the scheme so far as nearly 1,000 bulbs would not be harming the environment.
Residents are being encouraged to deposit fluorescent and low energy light bulbs in the recycling centre located in the town.