There’s a recycling revolution going on in Arona, the southern municipality of Tenerife. The council has embracedÂ sustainable principles by providing a wealth of collection points where paper, glass, plastics and other waste can be seperated for easy treatment.
Arona includes the tourist hot spots of Los Cristianos and part of Las Americas, so produces lots of waste on a commercial level. The council have a free collection service to take cooking oil from bars and restaurants for recycling. Smaller domestic users now have a municipal waste depotÂ near Buzanada where people can take a diverse range of waste and leave it free of charge. This covers batteries, paint, wood, metals and aerosols to name just a few.
The example set by Arona is alreadt being picked up by neighbouring councils, all helping to improve the future of Tenerife.