Students from different schools have collected 817.9 kilos of waste.
Let’s Clean Up Europe
The director general of Waste and Environmental Education, Sebastià Sansó, took part this Tuesday in the clean-up day organised by the Environmental Quality service and in the Porciúncula forest in Palma to mark World Forest Day. The event was attended by the Environmental Agents and is part of the Let’s Clean Up Europe programme. The event was attended by 180 students from the La Porciúncula School, which has been part of the Government’s Eco-environmental Centres programme since 2007.
“These activities are fundamental for promoting environmental values, but also the need to reduce the use of single-use plastics among young people,” said Sansó, who pointed out that during the day some 400 kilos of waste were collected.
This year, for the first time, the activity was organised jointly in Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. In Menorca, it was carried out with 6th-grade students from CEIP Virgen del Carmen de Maó, who collected 128 kilos of waste, of which almost half (54 kgs.) was plastic. In Eivissa, students from IES Quartó de Portmany took part and collected 289.9 kilos of waste. In total, 817.9 kilos of waste were collected on the three islands.
Let’s Clean Up Europe is a European programme that promotes the reduction, reuse and recycling of waste through citizen participation and volunteer actions. Promoted by the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions, this programme is supported by the Conselleria de Medi Ambient i Territori del Govern de les Illes Balears through the Direcció General de Residus i Educació Ambiental.