The speakers have reviewed the regulations of the European Union as well as the new Integrated Waste Plan of the Region
The Vega Baja Sostenible Consortium has successfully held its first technical conference under the title ‘Waste management, a common strategy’ in the auditorium of La Lonja, in Orihuela. An activity that has brought together a total of fifty people mostly councilors, technicians or representatives of different groups concerned about the environment.
The manager of the conference was the president of the Consortium, Manuel Pineda, along with the technician of the environmental communication service for the zonal plan 11-A6, Pedro Berenguer. Pineda has reviewed the recent history of the Consortium to place those present in the current legal and administrative situation of the entity. The president stressed that it is important to influence awareness and awareness in order to achieve the objectives set by the European Union.
The first presentation has been made by the head of the waste management service of the Ministry of Environment, Emili Gombau, who has done a review of the framework directive on waste of the European Union 2008/98 / EC, November 19 of 2008, together with its latest modification via directive EU 2018/851, of May 30, 2018, as well as by the Integral Waste Plan of the Valencian Community. Gombau has reviewed some information about recycling of light packaging or cardboard and paper, as well as data from other municipalities in the Region.
For his part, the general director of Climate Change and Environmental Quality, Joan Piquer, has shelled the most important points of the new Comprehensive Waste Plan (PIR) of the Valencian Community. Piquer pointed out that environmental educators are an important tool in the new plan, as it will deepen awareness and awareness of the population. In addition to the network of environmental educators, the new PIR also emphasizes the local waste plans that municipalities must develop, according to the needs and objectives that are marked. In this sense, the general manager has also highlighted some collection systems such as door-to-door or collection with access control.
On the other hand, the director of the Water and Energy Research Group for Sustainable Agriculture of the Miguel Hernández University (UMH), Herminia Puerto, has informed those present about the study of floating waste in the Segura river and its irrigation infrastructure in the Vega Baja. He also highlighted the commitment of the competent administrations to provide a solution to the problem of floating waste.
The last speaker, the manager of the Consortium for Waste Management V5 – COR, Sergi Pérez, has reviewed the management of bio-waste to meet the 2020 objectives. In this sense, Pérez has provided examples of the management and valorization of the organic fraction that is carried out in the V5 Consortium and how the entity works to achieve the objectives, both present and future, that have been raised to achieve greater recycling and lower rejection of landfill.