Demands for more recycling in Mallorca

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS ‘Amigos de la Terra’ (Earth’s Friends) has demanded measures to limit the incineration of refuse which could be recycled.
EU circular economy rules mean that incineration must be reduced and the environmentalists are asking for the two old ovens in Son Reus to be closed.
Incineration, they say, is eliminating natural resources and the EU aims for 50 per cent of refuse to be saved for recycling before 2020.
In Mallorca, only 16.4 per cent of waste is recycled. Meanwhile, every year, 468,554 tonnes of rubbish is incinerated, of which 40 per cent is estimated to be organic matter which could be used as fertilizer.

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