Municipality condemns illegal waste dumping
“Whoever does this does not love his land, does not respect his land and does not deserve the privilege that nature gave to his land” reads the legend accompanying this photo on the Facebook page of the Municipality of Santana. The location of what they label “environmental crime” is on a hillside in the parish of Faial, with views to Porto Santo.
The local council say the origin of this ‘attack’ may never be discovered, despite the possibility of an examination of the waste allowing a police investigation to deduces its origin. “It’s the shame of all of us”.
“It is sad that in the 21st century there are still human beings capable of not understanding the negative impact that this has on nature, tourism and the economy” continues the Facebook page.
As for the local authority, “we’ll do everything we can to clean up this garbage”.