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The Municipal Graffiti Office receives the Escoba de Platino award in Madrid (13/06/2018)

The Municipal Office of Graffiti, dependent on the Department of Infrastructure, Public Works and Services directed by Rebeca Pérez, in collaboration with Ferrovial Servicios, has been awarded with the 2018 Platinum Broom awarded by Ategrus (Technical Association for Waste Management and Environment Ambient).

The award will be delivered tomorrow in Madrid, specifically at the Juan Carlos I fairgrounds, within the international fair of urbanism and the environment, TECMA 2018, which is held every two years.

The City of Murcia receives this award for the creation of the Municipal Office of Graffiti, for its work in the elimination of vandalic graffiti that disfigure and spoil the public and private heritage of the municipality, either through the use of traditional methods of cleaning or through of the rehabilitation of spaces with the realization of artistic murals.

During the first two years of the implementation of the Office of Graffiti cleaning interventions have been carried out in more than 11,000 square meters of surface.

More than 10,000 hours of work have been allocated and more than 1,000 applications have been received from different entities.

"It is an acknowledgment to our municipality where, through this event, we value and distinguish those actions that have been carried out to improve the management of waste, cleaning and urban cleanliness of our cities and our industries, betting to include technological advances and awareness and social innovation that serve to improve our quality of life "said Rebeca Pérez.

In addition, more than 70 activities have been carried out both artistic promotion through the realization of murals as well as participatory workshops and awareness activities.

Local, national and international artists have filled our streets with more than 42 murals.

Young people are also protagonists, 400 have attended awareness talks in which the difference between art and vandalism has been explained to them.

Thanks to this initiative, the city of Murcia is becoming a benchmark for both urban art and management model.

A leading contest for the promotion of improvement in the management of services and urban cleanliness

Ategrus is the Technical Association for Waste Management and Environment (established in 1965), is the only Spanish association that covers all waste management, urban cleaning and environmental systems.

The first edition of the contest was convened by the European Union within the European Year of the Environment and its organization in Spain.

The contest is aimed at municipalities, county councils, councils, autonomous communities, associations, companies providing services, engineering, environmental consultancies, equipment manufacturers and facilities for waste management and urban cleanup, universities that perform work of I + D + I, as well as the sector dedicated to training and environmental awareness campaigns.

The contest has acquired great relevance throughout all these years, becoming a leader in the promotion of the improvement in the management of services and urban cleaning, being an element of communication and environmental training very useful.

Murcia City Council awarded in other editions

The City of Murcia, in previous editions, has been presented to these awards having currently the following awards:

Silver Broom in 2004

Broom Gold in the year 2006

Platinum broom in 2010, for the evaluation of non-thermal plasma technology for the advanced treatment of odor elimination in treatment and environmental recovery facilities.

"This contest has been taking place since 1987 and it is the fourth time that we have received this award, which is a recognition of our work and our commitment to maintain a clean and well-maintained municipality, and this journey involves sharing experiences with other municipalities, companies and sector "has highlighted Rebeca Pérez.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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