The SEPRONA of the Comandancia de Las Palmas, has denounced on April 26 the company in charge of managing a landfill in Gran Canaria as it was located in the vicinity of it and occupying an area of ​​about 3 kmtwo a large presence of light plastics (plastic bags, sacks and pieces of plastic film with multiple characteristics) dumped throughout the natural environment of the Juan Grande area.

The Civil Guard goes to the Gran Canaria landfill

While the components of the SEPRONA of the Comandancia de Las Palmas carried out their own service framed in the protection of the environment by the area in the Juan Grande area, they detected a large accumulation of plastic bags that seemed to have accumulated that same day or previous days. , taking hold on the different natural obstacles, such as herbaceous and shrubby plants, it should also be noted that a large part of these pockets affected a large number of specimens of cacti, rocks of the land and slopes of the existing natural unevenness.

Immediately, SEPRONA followed up the trace of the dumping of bags to the place where there was the greatest accumulation, verifying how this could have originated in a landfill in Gran Canaria in the Juan Grande area, when a greater presence of bags was detected as it approached the mentioned complex and that they had spread towards the south driven by the direction of the wind.

Research and collected inquiries

For all these reasons, SEPRONA carried out an inspection at a waste treatment plant with the aim of knowing the origin in order to find out the possible origin of the waste, reaching the conclusion that these bags come from the treatment of waste that comes from the separation of urban waste, which for the most part is made up of light plastics that cannot be recycled, and which also have a high volatile capacity, which, together with the frequent presence of wind in the area, could have caused the exit of said waste from the enclosure with the subsequent accumulation in the natural environment.

In addition, the Civil Guard processed the corresponding report and complaint for an alleged infringement of Law 7.22 on contaminated soil and waste addressed to the Canarian Agency for the Protection of the Natural Environment, the competent body for opening disciplinary proceedings in this matter of the Autonomous Government of Canary Islands.


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