The objective is to promote community composting in educational centers as a form of management of the biodegradable organic part that is eliminated
The Vega Baja Sostenible Consortium has acquired 256 biowaste composters with an investment of 18,073.76 euros. The entity has purchased 152 units of 445 liters and 104 units of 800 liters. The objective of this action, included in the measures articulated within the Integral Plan of Residues of the Comunitat, is to foment the composting community in educative centers, civic centers, communities, etcetera. A form of management of the biodegradable organic fraction for subsequent application to the soil, especially in those municipalities with a marked rural character.
The investment is part of the objectives established in the collaboration agreement between the Generalitat Valenciana, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment, Climate Change and Rural Development and the Vega Baja Sustainable Consortium. Through this measure, the consortium intends to promote the obtaining of high quality compost, managing with proximity criteria, with the objective that this organic matter can be used in the local economy and contribute to the regional recovery objectives.
Regarding the technical characteristics, the composters are made of 100% recyclable plastic, easy to handle and with an intelligent ventilation system. Depending on the population, the composters have been divided among the municipalities of the Consortium so that they can develop actions for the prevention and minimization of bio-waste.
The president of the Vega Baja Sustainable Consortium, Manuel Pineda, explained that “the objective of the Consortium is to increase recycling data since we are far below the levels required by the European Union.” In this sense, Pineda has affirmed that “both composting and mobile eco-parking are fundamental facilities to improve in terms of recycling”. In this sense, he assured that “one of the objectives is to promote community composting through the municipalities and the number of inhabitants has been taken into account in order to distribute the composters”.
For its part, the Consortium Vice President, Joaquín Hernández, explained that “one of the keys is to avoid that everything goes to the gray container and that each of the municipalities will have to offer to the neighbors that use these composters and participate and see what what has to be done with the organic waste “.
On the other hand, Pineda has stressed that composters are to “sensitize and raise awareness” since 40% of waste is organic matter. Therefore, these composters that will be distributed by the Consorcio Vega Baja Sostenible are a start so that in the future other measures will be implemented such as the door or door or computerized containers to know how much is recycled.