Last year, Emaya made 176'433 house calls to collect unwanted bulky items such as fridges or furniture, or to pick them up from the street.
Yesterday, Palma's Environmental councillor and president of Emaya, Antoni Nadal, signed a collaboration agreement with the Association of Household Electrical Goods, a branch of PIMEM, the small and medium-sized business federation in the Balearics. The agreement also commits the vendors to recylce the product packaging.
Some 70 percent of the traders in Palma will be encompassed under the arrangement, whereby when a customer purchases a new item, the old one is stored at the premises of the seller until Emaya comes to collect it.
Nadal explained that this project will enable the municipal company to work more efficiently, because items that it currently collects from private households can, as from now, be collected from communal shop storage cutting down on journeys and manpower.
The Councillor also believed that the new system was a major step forward in terms of package recycling and street clearance. In 2003, Emaya made 48'893 collections from private homes and 127'540 from street tips. A major part of this workload consisted of the removal of old domestic appliances.
The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of mallorcadailybulletin.com.
Comments contrary to laws, which are libellous, illegal or harmful to others are not permitted');
mallorcadailybulletin.com - reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments.
Please remember that you are responsible for everything that you write and that data which are legally required can be made available to the relevant public authorities and courts; these data being name, email, IP of your computer as well as information accessible through the systems.