The project “Going out for Teguise to catch something more than air, it has its point” wants to raise awareness among citizens and join forces in response to the work carried out by the platform “Do not share your rubble.”
Teguise begins a campaign to remove uncontrolled dumping in the municipality, in collusion with the environmental associations of Lanzarote and with the aim of reinforcing the work of the “Do not share your rubble” platform with a project that complements the management of abandoned waste that it carries out. City Hall.
As a starting point, this Saturday, June 12, Teguise and all the associations invite the population to go out into the field and remove the waste they find and take it to the nearest clean point, in order to act at all levels to solve the environmental problems generated by abandoned waste, thus joining the Libera project, organized by Ecoembes and SEO Bird Life, which promotes a large annual national collaborative collection to free nature of the garbage that others threw and did not remove.
Throughout 2020, several environmental associations of Lanzarote (Vientos del Noreste-Desert Watch, Papacría, Lanzarote Limpia, Fight for Nature Lanzarote, SECAC, Frente de Lanzarote & SEO Birdlife Lanzarote) have located more than 500 points of rubble throughout the island, among which you can find uralite or other dangerous materials.
In addition, experts in the field have warned that until the end of June and July is the nesting season, so some species can nest within the rubble, especially if they are in the wild for many years, and that is the reason. for which we must exercise all possible precautions, especially in the mentioned months, and if a nest is identified, it will be necessary to leave this point in peace until the nesting is finished.