Tag Archives: Waste & sewage

More fiestas without plastic: a commitment for 2020

The Association of Neighbours of Es Castell has signed an agreement to organise fiestas utilizing reusable or biodegradable products. GOB is promoting a campaign between public organizations so that, when they organise fiestas, plastics for single use only are not utilized. These materials have very little useful life but require many years to degrade hence they constitute a huge refuse problem. Continue reading More fiestas without plastic: a commitment for 2020

One hundred people took part in collecting plastics from s’Estany

The working day for collecting plastics on Sunday 16 September represented a new demonstration of public awareness. One hundred people signed up for the 8.30 am appointment organized by GOB. Some hours later, at the end, they had collected 475 kilograms of rubbish. Of these, only 36 kilograms were suitable for recycling. Continue reading One hundred people took part in collecting plastics from s’Estany

About irresponsible irrigation

Menorca has a problem with its reserves of water but the relevant government administrations take no action. GOB decided to take a strong line in order to stop this official level inaction. After a year and half of efforts and the intervention of a lawyer, records became available of three complaints made against irrigation systems that were used in full summer sun in 2016. Continue reading About irresponsible irrigation

A report to the new Minister regarding the central electricity power station

GOB has sent a complete report on the environmental problems generated by the central electricity power station in Mahon to the new Minister of Energy and the Environment, in the transitional government in Madrid, Teresa Ribera, asking for favourable regulations concerning renewable energies in order to reduce contamination. Continue reading A report to the new Minister regarding the central electricity power station

Urban growth and a limit on tourist accommodation

Little by little new urban growth along the coast of Menorca is being announced. It concerns the amount of coastal building for summer use adding extra pressure on an already saturated high season with its overstretched services and supplies. There are the means for confronting the problem but it is up to the public to ask for it to be done. Continue reading Urban growth and a limit on tourist accommodation