ALMERIA province greenhouses generate 32,000 tons of plastics each year.
This amounts to 7 per cent of the total produced by Spain’s agricultural sector, Almeria’s fruit and vegetable producers’ association, APROA, revealed.
The association pointed out that 95 per cent of these materials were recycled, adding that there was no substitute for plastic in the province’s intensive production methods that were also “economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.”
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APROA went on to explain that the type of plastics that growers use were the result of years of research and created to produce healthy food year-round, which would not be possible without greenhouses.
Needle phobia BENTARIQUE (population 243) has eight residents aged between 20 and 29 and all are double-jabbed against Covid. Bentarique’s 100 per cent compares with Turillas’ (population 233), where 17.4 per cent in this age group are fully-vaccinated followed by Lucainena de las Torres (population 546) with 16.4 per cent..
Rent-free THE Junta accepted Albox town hall’s offer of larger premises for the Employment Office at the Centro del Agua y Salud building. This is a sports centre with offices between the basement and first floor that the town hall is making available, rent-free, for the next 30 years.
Port project THE Junta’s Public Works, Infrastructures and Territorial Planning department is tendering a €3.207 million contract to remodel and develop Adra’s fishing port. The project is 80 per cent financed by the Europe’s regional development fund (Feder) and once the contract has been awarded, should be completed within seven months.
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Answer needed ALMERIA UNIVERSITY’s long-requested Medical School now awaits a central government decision, said Roger Velasco who heads Andalucia’s Universities department. The Junta has confirmed its backing for the plan but meanwhile more than 100 would-be Medical students have had to leave Almeria province or opt for a private university.
Price war APPROXIMATELY 200 agricultural growers and representatives from provincial fruit and vegetable companies staged a one-day strike last Friday and demonstrated near Almeria port, complaining about unfair competition. They called on the Administrations to comply with EU agreements regarding imports from third-party countries, particularly Morocco, which affected local prices.
The 68th ‘Tour of Andalucia’ cycling event is confirmed for February 2022
The International Cycling Union (UCI), announced on Friday, October 8, that the 68th ‘Tour of Andalicia’ (Vuelta a Andalucia ), will take place from 16 to 20 February, 2022. As always, the race organisers, Deporinter, hope to attract the best riders and international cycling squads to an event that has become a world benchmark for teams and cyclists, with its Pro-series category on the UCI international calendar.
Prestigious riders like Alejandro Valverde – who has won it on five occasions – have taken part in this event previously, a rider with 130 professional wins to his name.
A spokesperson for Deporinter reconfirmed the dates after the announcement had been officially made by the UCI. This event is also known as the ‘Ruta del Sol’ (Route of the Sun), due to its location in the climatic Andalucian region.
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Joaquin Cuevas, director of the Andalucian round, emphasized that “one more year we will try to give a great show, with unprecedented routes. In this edition with five online stages, and without prologue or time trial, where we intend for the race to remain open and live until the final day on Sunday 20, when the last finish line is crossed”.
In 2022, the I Ruta del Sol Elite Women will also be held, with Deporinter the company that will organise both the events. This is designed to place Andalucia on the national and international sports scene through men’s and women’s cycling. At the same time, it makes it possible to publicise the environments of the departure, arrival, and passing municipalities of each stage of the race, as reported by malagahoy.es.