The Vega Baja Sustainable Consortium is considering the possibility of creating a technical forum to discuss the future of the Vega Baja waste. The objective is to bring together experts in the treatment of waste to expose sustainable proposals and improvements for the environment, in order to start up the treatment plants.
The president of the entity, Manuel Pineda, met a few days ago both with the provincial deputy for Environment, Javier Sendra, and the mayor of Bigastro, Teresa Belmonte, to exchange views on the issue of waste in the region. The bigastrense has suggested to the president of the Consortium to discuss future management projects, proposing the creation of a forum “where all the municipalities can put our position on the table to reach the understanding we need to solve a problem that is already too long in the time. It is our obligation to find a solution that allows us to manage our waste in a manner that is respectful of the environment and whose cost is as low as possible, “says the mayor. In the opinion of the bigastrense councilor “the possible alternatives for the treatment of waste in the Vega Baja have not been sufficiently explored, and we must study all the solutions that the current technology offers us, because that way we will be sure that we have chosen the best option and cheaper, and most importantly, the one that most benefits our neighbors “, and Pineda is willing to try all possible ways with two objectives: define the future of the tons of waste generated by the Vega Baja and end the confrontation policy with regard to decisions taken “for the good of the whole district.”
Pineda thanked Belmonte for his proposal and offers the organization of a conference that can be a “turning point” in the issue of waste and that “we can all work together and give the best solutions to our citizens,” he explained. . The idea is to start working to organize this forum in the fall, and get it to meet technicians and experts in the field of waste. “Our goal is to bring together all agents and administrations that can provide efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions,” said Pineda.
Belmonte thanked the consortium president for his willingness to put aside ideological issues and attend to his proposal so that the Consortium can focus on solving the problem that Vega Baja has with its waste as soon as possible. He recalled in the meeting held with Pineda that there must be a “firmer” commitment to the consortiums receiving our waste, in reference to the current state of the circulation of garbage that is derived to other plants such as Alicante, to avoid situations similar to those that occurred after the closure of the Abornasa plant in Crevillente.
For his part, the president of the consortium, in tune with the mayor, has said that “it is important to join forces and try that in the long run the collection and treatment of waste costs as little as possible to our citizens.”