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The Cabildo will remove from 200 buildings in Gran Canaria 160 tons of sheets, planters, drums, pipes and other elements of the well-known uralite, the popular name for cement reinforced with asbestos fiber, a material banned since 2001 because it poses a health hazard in addition to the environmental problem generated by its uncontrolled dumping.
The risk to health during its handling is due to the possible inhalation of the microscopic fibers released by the asbestos when it begins to deteriorate or is fractured and crumbled, hence the importance that the population does not take care of its removal, for which the Cabildo addresses its removal in an orderly manner with the investment of 345,000 euros for its execution through a specialized company, explained the Councilor for the Environment, Inés Jiménez.
The truth is that the hazardous nature of this waste means that its uncontrolled abandonment is a very serious environmental infraction that carries penalties of between 30,000 and 60,000 euros for those who commit it.

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We detected abandoned plaques in an area of great agricultural and natural value such as the Valle de Las Mercedes, where many people, especially families, usually go for walks or do sports due to the scarce traffic”, says activist Eliana Cabrera: “The specific problem, in fact, was not solved for months: even so, there was some interest and we were able to establish a dialogue to make proposals”. From that moment on, however, the environmental group detected a growing lack of interest on the part of the local authorities.
A few kilometers away, it was enough to cross the municipal boundary to observe a very different attitude by the capital municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, when in February 2020 imposed on the owners of a building near the Pico del Inglés, in Anaga, the removal of asbestos “by competent technicians” and accrediting “the correct installation of the measures”, also warning about the possible fines of between thirty and sixty thousand euros that would be imposed if the order was not complied with.PUBLI

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Environmental Foundation promoted by Recyclia, which offers national coverage for the collection of WEEEs (electrical and electronic waste), specifically cell phones. It has more than 1,000 containers distributed throughout the country and a network of Temporary Waste Storage Centers (CATs).
It is advisable to periodically check the home medicine cabinet to remove the remains of medicines from treatments already completed and those whose expiration date has expired, or are in a bad state of conservation.
It is important to keep the medicines and containers in their cardboard boxes to be able to identify the different types of medicines and the containers that contained them, and to treat them correctly.
There are other types of waste that, due to their polluting power and/or hazardous nature, must be removed by the so-called Authorized Waste Managers, who are in charge of their removal and proper treatment, and for which you can obtain information through the website of the Government of the Canary Islands Hazardous Waste Treatment (link).

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For this reason, it can only be removed by specialized companies with the necessary knowledge and personal protective equipment (PPE), previously authorized by the Government of the Canary Islands and whose list can be consulted at: https://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/cmsweb/export/sites/trabajo/icasel/.content/PDF/EMPRESAS_CON_RIESGO_DE_AMIANTO_RERA.pdf.
So much so, that the material does not remain in the Canary Islands, since the companies that remove it treat it for its subsequent shipment to the Peninsula, where it is finally managed in a plant specialized in this type of hazardous waste, hence the cost of removal ranges between 600 and 1,000 euros.

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