People residing in Santa Cruz will be able to participate, until June 12, in the citizen consultation that the City Council has initiated on the new Waste and Cleaning Ordinance of the capital of Tenerife, whose draft It includes the prohibition of smoking on the beaches or spitting in the streets, among other issues.
Thus, the residents will have the possibility of presenting their proposals through two channels on the internet, one of them being the General Entry Registry of the Consistory (this link) and the other the Citizen Participation Portal (this link).
Smoking ban on the beaches of Santa Cruz
Thus, in this draft it is stated that, as in the rest of public spaces, users of the beaches and bathing areas of the municipality are prohibited from depositing any type of waste directly on the sand or rocks, and must do so. use of the litter bins installed for this purpose according to the fraction of waste generated or transport it to a container or alternative deposit system installed in the public space.
In addition, “in order to avoid the presence of cigarette butts in the sand and the subsequent potential contamination of the coast, smoking is prohibited on the beaches and bathing areas of the municipality, except in areas specially authorized by the City Council.”
The rule also establishes that the owners of beach bars, kiosks, restaurants and the like near the beaches or located inside them must avoid the production of scattered garbage, having the containers or elements necessary for it and being responsible for its collection and cleaning. during the exercise hours of the activity and at the end of it.
Likewise, the use of single-use plastics is prohibited in the exercise of these activities.
It remains to define the areas that could be enabled for smoking and check if there is any type of allegation in this regard that could alter the literal content of this section that is included in article 43 of the regulation.