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Puerto Lumbreras is working to implement the fifth container, destined for bio-waste, by 2021 (08/10/2020)

| The City Council will collaborate with the Consortium for Solid Waste Management of the Region of Murcia in dissemination and awareness campaigns on the importance of recycling | The mayor of Puerto Lumbreras; María Ángeles Túnez, and the Councilor for Sustainable Development; César Gázquez, have met this morning with the manager of the Consortium for Solid Waste Management of the Region of Murcia; Javier Herrero, who has reported on the projects of this body for the coming years.

The Consortium will collaborate with the Puerto Lumbreras City Council for the implementation of the fifth container, destined for bio-waste, and which will have a specific treatment.

A process that must be carried out before the end of 2021 in all the cities of Spain.

The bio-waste container or brown container will house organics, from food and kitchen (food waste), as well as plant waste, originating in green areas and both private and public areas of vegetation (grass, leaves, pruning, etc.).The new container is added to the four that already work: green (glass), yellow (plastic), blue (cardboard and paper) and gray (rest of organic waste).

In this way, these wastes can be treated to convert them into fertilizer and thus feed the biogas plants and thus produce energy.On the other hand, the meeting has dealt with communication and awareness campaigns about the importance of recycling that the Consortium for Waste Management is going to launch and in which the Puerto Lumbreras City Council will also collaborate "with the aim of raising awareness about selective collection, and the importance of separating the containers and depositing them in the corresponding container, as well as making known the management, treatment and transformation of waste and how by recycling we reduce the amount of waste that they get to the landfill and the enormous environmental benefits that come with it.

" In this sense, the meeting has discussed different initiatives, including visits to solid waste treatment centers by school groups and local associations,so that they can learn how the recycling process is carried out and how the packaging is converted into new useful raw material.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras

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