The president of the Provincial Federation of Construction Entities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Fepeco), Óscar Izquierdo, considers it urgent to launch “an effective island campaign of citizen awareness to value clean points.” This approach has as its objective, he assures him, “the defense of our environment, public health and the fight against the submerged economy.”
In this sense, Izquierdo proposes that the Cabildo, in collaboration with all the island’s municipalities, “start the insular campaign”, which also seeks to “drastically end the continuous incivility that we observe daily, in an increasingly alarming, in all the towns of Tenerife».
An attitude that the president of Tenerife’s construction employers sees reflected in “the abandonment, along with the containers, of belongings, rubbish, construction debris arising from the shadow economy, rubble, electrical appliances, mattresses, furniture, chairs, oils, sanitary ware, clothing and all kinds of waste. Remains that “come, mainly, from household waste and from the increasingly abundant illegal work of those who make the eyebolts. Wherever this debris is found, some prohibited activity is taking place.”
Óscar Izquierdo maintains that dirtying the environment and creating problems for other neighbors “is an evident lack of environmental culture, social disinterest and selfishness with our environment and residents.” An attitude “shown by some, harming everyone else.”
In his analysis, the president of Fepeco assures that “it is also normal to find garbage bags thrown outside the containers, which often causes them to break and the waste to be scattered in the streets.” At this point, he draws attention to the need to intervene so that “prevention has to be effective and assumed by all citizens as a duty and, in turn, a right.”
But Izquierdo goes a step further and demands, as something “convenient”, that we proceed to “increase, in a significant and dissuasive way, the imposition of economic sanctions and inspections of those who violate the municipal ordinance.” From his perspective, it is necessary to act like this “with these acts of vandalism and hooliganism, which endanger, in many cases, the very public health of citizens.”
In what it defines as “an antisocial, unsupportive and despicable attitude”, the construction employer assures that “a few unscrupulous people have the habit of approaching the nearest garbage container to deposit, not inside, but on the street, what they It should take you to the nearest clean point. Citizen collaboration would be very convenient to help the municipal authorities and the local police to discover the offenders, who deserve all the punishment of the law».
Óscar Izquierdo “extremely misses the silence of the so-called living room ecologists, who say nothing about this current problem, dangerous and perishable in time, getting fatter and fatter. It seems that they are only concerned about the survival of the beetles and nothing about the quality of life, social welfare or health of people ».