Javea Grapevine Issue 183 2016 Two - Page 47

Portal del Clot Council building to open at last - The municipal building near the Helpdesk Citizen’s Advice Office and underground car park at Xàbia’s Portal del Clot will finally open after six years of sitting empty and unused on Monday February 29th. It will house the local police, Works and Urban development department and Services and the Environment. 1000 square metres of the underground car park will be modified for storage of the municipal archive. The personnel will gradually move in over the following days. From: La Marina Plaza More CO2 emissions in Spain 2015 The Observatory of Sustainability (Observatorio de Sostenibilidad an independent and non-profit orgnisation made up of ecologists, engineers, economists, geographers and sociologists, issued a report on climate change in Spain for 2015. The study indicates that Spain has continued to increase emissions of greenhouse gases over the last year, while all neighboring countries have had marked reductions in their emissions. This increase is ascribed to the increase in coal for electricity generation, which has grown nearly 20%, consumption of petroleum products, around 2%, and the stagnation of consumption of natural gas. From: Ecoticias Only 16.6% of Marina Alta garbage is recycled - The Marina Alta region is above the average in the amount of waste generated per capita (1.49kg per day, as oppose to 1.40kg for the Comunidad as a whole), and less than 20% is separated for recycling. The MARE Consortium (http:// www.consorcimare.es/) is pushing for better public awareness and use of recycling points and the completion of a network of municipal ecoparcs and improving municipal facilities: “More than 427,000 inhabitants; 52 municipalities; we treat more than 215,000 tons of garbage every year” (Las Marinas and Campello) From: La Marina Plaza Xàbia Police catch 2 fish poachers Xàbia police surprised two poachers who had 30 kilos of fish between them in the area of Cala Blanca at 8.00am last Thursday. The Poachers, in diving gear had flashlights and spear fishing harpoons, but the fish were not injured and it is suspected that they had been stolen from some trammel nets set by professional fishermen some 200m from the coast. The divers had no fishing licenses, they gear has been confiscated and legal proceedings initiated. In accordance with the law, the fish has been handed to a non-profit making organisation, namely the Red Cross, which distibuted the fish to seven needy families in the area. From: LaMarinaPlaza all about take a look at the You Tube clip: https://youtu.be/M2qiP8suvgY)