Population generated 520'000 tonnes of rubbish last year.

Majorca's waste treatments facilities are unable to cope with the increasing amount of houshold waste and the Government is under pressure to either expand operations at the Son Reus incinerator or open a new land-fill waste site. Last year, 520.000 tonnes of waste was generated in Majorca but the incinarator was able to treat only 300.000 tonnes which meant that 40 per cent of Majorca's rubbish ended up on industrial tips. It was revelated yesterday that the Majorcan Union party, wich is lead by Majorcan Insular Council President Maria Antònia Munar, urged fellow Balearic government coalition member parties to either expand the incinerator or build a new waste site. The insular councillor for the environment and nature, Miquel Angel Borràs, called representatives from each of the coalition parties together last week to explain the island's rubbish problem. While Borràs agrees that the eventual opening of new recycling and composting plants will help the situation, alternative waste treatment sites will not be albe to solve the probem alon in the long run.


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