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“Ecological islands” created across Arona to encourage recycling 

Arona has created a series of “ecological islands” as part of its ongoing commitment to the environment.

Over the last few months, the local council has set up recycling containers in 213 locations across the munici-pality. The different colour bins allow for the deposit of rubbish, glass, paper, cardboard etc.
The authority believes many people were put off from using the containers because they were in different sites and not grouped together as at present.
The process, which will be extended, has developed in recent months in areas of Las Galletas, Costa del Silencio, Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, Las Rosas, La Estrella, Guargacho, Cabo Blanco, Buzanada, Valle San Lorenzo, Chayofa, Arona centre, Vento, Las Casas and Guaza, among others.
“In collaboration with the residents of the different nuclei, and helped by the process of digitalisation and intelligent management of the municipal waste management service, these container areas have been planned and implemented, being located in spaces avoiding noise, bad odours and other discomforts,” said a council spokesman.
Up until the October, the collection of light packaging has increased by 18 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year, reaching 722 tons.
Both the Mayor of Arona, José Julián Mena and environment councillor, José Luis Gómez stressed the importance “of a compre-hensive strategy in terms of sustainability” to help resi-dents. There will also be awareness campaigns in local schools.