By Isha Sesay • 13 January 2020 • 15:21
Sant Sebastià attracts thousands of people to Palma each year. CREDIT: Barcelo.
THE Mayor of Palma has announced that a new campaign will be launched by the City Council to coincide with the start of the renowned Sant Sebastià celebrations in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Entitled ‘Palma es tu casa. Cuídala’ which can be translated to ‘Palma is your home. Take care of it’, Jose José Hila called on residents to work towards a cleaner and more sustainable capital during and after the epic patron saint celebrations.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, January 12, the Mayor revealed that a host of initiatives will be rolled out by the City Council at the start of Sant Sebastià and throughout 2020. He urged “citizens to reduce the amount of waste that is dumped”, citing that last year the week long event saw 9.5 tonnes of rubbish being collected, where he hopes this will be significantly lower this year.
To achieve this, Citizen Security and cleaning operations will be strengthened, with 119 inspectors being deployed onto the streets to stem anti-social behaviour during Sant Sebastià. Hila also states they will be used again for other important events in Palma including concerts and San Juan.
In regards to Emaya, the public entity will also increase its clean-up measures this year, providing 180 additional waste containers across the city.
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