| Selective collection has increased in almost all types, although it is still too frequent to abandon it together with the waste containers that must go to the Ecopark | On the occasion of World Recycling Day, which is commemorated on May 17, the Department of the Environment has released the figures for selective collection of waste in the municipality of Jumilla for the year 2019, which improve those of the previous year. In paper and cardboard (blue container) the collection has increased by 3.26%, going from 394.36 tons collected in 2018 to 407.23 tons collected in 2019, reaching 15.9 kg / inhabitant above the regional average that is 13.9 kg / inhabitant.
Cardboard collection from shops through door-to-door service has reached 121.2 tons in 2019. As for light packaging (yellow container), collection has increased in Jumilla by 15.87%, going from 173.62 tons in 2018 to 201.17 tons in 2019, reaching 7.8 kg / inhabitant, although it still below the regional and national average. The collection of glass (green container), has reached 467 tons in 2019 in the 161 containers distributed by the municipality, a total of 18.24 kg / inhabitant, which is above the regional average of 17.7 kg / inhabitant . Significant is the 50% increase in the collection of batteries, going from 1,090 kilos collected in 2018 to 1,635 collected in 2019, in the 4 mupis that contain a battery container, located in Avda.
Reyes Católicos, Cánovas del Castillo (2) and Avda.
The collection of used cooking oil has also increased, specifically by 10.64%, from 4,275 liters collected in 2018 to 4,730 liters in 2019.
A total of 77.63 tons in 2019. In addition, throughout the year of 2019, 5,143 citizens have used the Ecopark, an average of 430 people / month, reaching 436 tons collected of household goods, paint cans, household appliances, fluorescent tubes, rubble from minor works or home repairs, wood etc.
"However, here I must make a point because it is still common to see belongings or household appliances next to the containers when they must be taken to the Ecopark, which reopens this Tuesday, or you can request the collection at your door with prior notice to 968716151" , have indicated the councilor of the area, Juan Gil, and the head of the department, Victoria Martínez. Campaign thinks with the lungs For the second consecutive year, the City Council and Ecoembes launch the 'Think with the lungs' campaign.
With this campaign, the aim is for the citizen to stop asking the question: what is recycling for? And when you put the plastic and plastic containers in the yellow container, be aware that you are helping to make the air you breathe cleaner. To transmit this message, Ecoembes has carried out several advertising pieces in which it shows with real data how the separation of waste contributes to keeping the air as clean as possible and avoiding air pollution.
One of these messages for example is that "For every six plastic cans / bottles that you recycle in the yellow container, you counteract 10 minutes of an exhaust pipe." To reward the ecological spirit, Ecoembes will award 6,000 euros to the municipality that recycles the most in 2020, and two other prizes of 5,000 and 4,000 euros for those who most increase their net contribution of packaging to the yellow container. On the other hand, the Department of Environment in collaboration with the company that manages the selective collection of waste in Jumilla, Waste Management Cranes and Containers, plans to carry out when the State of Alarm in the Municipal Food Market ends the workshop "¿ Why is it important to recycle? It is aimed at the general public and consists of a roulette wheel in which each box has a question about recycling and whoever gets it gets a gift, which will be recycling bags and reusable water bottles. At the same time, the Department of the Environment is going to launch different environmental campaigns, the first of them with the aim of promoting the use of the bicycle during the de-escalation of the health alert with the slogan 'Go down the curve on a bike'.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla