By John Smith •
Published: 23 Mar 2021 • 15:35
Fly tipping is a menace (archive photo)
IF you are going to fly tip (which is illegal), don’t do what a builder did when dumping paint cans and other material in an area of natural beauty in Puig de Son Segui.
Local Police officers from Santa Maria del Cami when called in to investigate were delighted to discover a document amongst the waste addressed to a person who they believe to be the perpetrator of the crime.
Fly-tipping on Mallorca, where the use if disposable plastic is now banned, is a serious offence and fines as high as €300,000 can be imposed if the material is potentially hazardous to health.
Considering that this appears to be the case and it was dumped on protected rural land, the accused could well feel the full weight of the law when the fine is declared within the next two weeks.
Speaking to the Majorca Daily Bulletin, local mayor Nicolau Canyelles indicated that he wanted to see as high a fine as possible to warn others not to enter Santa Maria and dump waste of any type.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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