Mobile rubbish

MAJORCA
THE Council of Majorca yesterday unveiled the “mobile rubbish lorries”, that carry the name “The Box”, which will be travelling to all the schools on the island. The aim of these lorries is to make the students more aware about recycling, especially recycyling special materials and substances. The Council of Majorca wants to ensure that all pupils learn how to deal with all recyclable materials, in particular writing materials, ink cartridges, medicines, batteries, CDs and used vegetable oil, amongst many others. The majority of these aformentioned substances are usually put in the normal bin bag and thrown out with the rest of the rubbish. They then end up at rubbish plants that do not have the necessary means to deal with them.

Spring sites

MANACOR, ALCUDIA, MONTUIRI
THE Council of Majorca yesterday presented the “Spring Archaeology”, which is a programme of tours through some of the main historic and archaeological sites in Majorca. These sites have great cultural and local interest and the tours will be held from Saturday 9 April to 22 May by many town halls on the island, said the head of the Land Department, Miquel Vicens. This programme of events was put together by teamwork from the many town councils and the Council of Majorca, added Vicens, and these events will show that the island can offer more than just sun and beach holidays. “The Spring Archaelogy is an example of how to increase tourism during the winter months”, he said. The first event will be held tomorrow and Sunday in Manacor on the talaiotic culture. There will be workshops and paintings. “Route of shame”

MANACOR
THE heavily debated Franco monuments in Porto Cristo, the old cemetery, the Son Colotes cemetery and the old Manacor prison will be some of the main stopping points of a tour to be held tomorrow. This tour, called “Route of Shame” has been set up by a group of residents in Manacor and will be held in memory of those Republicans that were killed during the Franco period. This route will pass through some of the key areas in Manacor during the civil war, and hopes to bear witness to those who died during this time. “At every stopping point we will read a brief history of what happened there and we will also be sticking up a short text as a reminder for visitors”, explained Antoni Riera, one of the event organisers. The tour will start at 9.45am at the Manacor town hall and from there will visit the old prison, and various other stops until it reaches Son Coletes where those present will take a bus to Porto Colom.

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