Generalitat, Consorcio and Ecoembes gather in Dolores to politicians and municipal technicians under the premise that ‘Not recycling is throwing money’
The town of Dolores has welcomed the day ‘Vega Baja Sostenible. What does the Special Plan for the Improvement of the Selective Collection of Containers contribute to the Municipalities? “This work session, organized by Ecoembes, the Generalitat Valenciana and the Vega Baja Sustainable Consortium, aims to improve the supply of containers in the region. Increase the selective collection of light packaging in the region.
The meeting was attended by municipal politicians and technicians who have received some clues about the tools proposed by the Special Plan for the Improvement of Selective Collection. The first to open the session was the president of the Consortium, Manuel Pineda, who explained that “we are aware that administrative procedures slow down the resolution of problems for the creation of facilities, although we have learned to work and to maintain patience. to fix everything that is pending “, in reference to the administrative validation of the Vaersa action or the construction of the transfer plants and the start-up of the regional network of ecoparks.
Pineda has made a brief tour of the trajectory of the Consortium to locate the more than 40 attendees -technicians, councilors and mayors, representatives of a score of municipalities of the Vega Baja, in the current state of waste management in the region. And it has referred both to the current distribution of flows in the 27 municipalities and to the legal moment in which the different open litigations are found and that also slow down the development of facilities promoted by the Vega Baja Sustainable Consortium.
The manager of Ecoembes in Catalonia, Comunitat Valenciana and Illes Balears, Jordi Pietx, has developed his paper ‘Sustainable municipalities and recycling: basic concepts for elected and municipal technicians’. In the same has affirmed that “we live in a context of permanent change in which the EU sets deadlines to recycling and selective collection, because in each of our territories we have to dematerialize our relationship with the environment.” Pietx has defended the “crucial” importance of urban environments as the engine of these processes of change towards the circular economy “that has come to stay”.
The person in charge of presenting the Packaging Action Plan of the Valencian Community (PAECV) was Sonia Poveda, specialist in local and regional management of Ecoembes. This has highlighted “the gradual increase in the numbers of selective collection both in the Region and in the region”, however, has defended the economic benefits that municipalities can obtain if they subscribe to the agreement of the PAECV. Also, Poveda has informed those present about the legal capacity of the firm to obtain legal advice “free” to the municipalities, in terms of waste management. Finally, it has encouraged the municipalities to “improve regulation, management documents and ordinances, to overcome the current recycling figures in each municipality.”
For its part, the environmental technician of Imedes, Eva Checa, has shelled the Special Plan Vega Baja: containerization, diagnosis, tools and utilities. In this sense, Czech has assured that “a general study has been made, but we will adapt the needs to each municipality for the provision of containers of light containers”. The objective is that all municipalities reach the average of 11.1 liters of containers per inhabitant collected. Finally, Checa explained the procedure that municipalities must follow to increase the number of recycling points, as well as the advice that Ecoembes offers each municipality to avoid the increase in costs after knowing the conditions of the collection contract that has in force .