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Alcantarilla participates in the Ecoembes campaign "Think with the lungs" to encourage recycling of containers (27/12/2019)

The City Council of Alcantarilla participates in the Ecoembes campaign "Think with the lungs" which aims to raise awareness of the benefit of recycling light packaging (yellow container) to improve air quality.

In the morning of today the mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía and Nuria Espinosa by Ecoembes have presented the campaign, they have discovered one of the hearts and have seen the giant banner installed in one of the buildings next to the Adolfo Suárez square.

The mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, explained that "recycling allows us to reuse this material for the manufacture of new containers, saving water, energy and, above all, CO2 emissions into the atmosphere."

Thus, every 6 cans of soda that are recycled, 6 plastic bottles of water, 8 shampoo bottles or 3 bottles of detergent helps to counteract the gases emitted by a vehicle for 10 minutes.

To make the campaign visible, a large 12-meter-high tarpaulin has been installed in the Adolfo Suárez square with the slogan "Think with the lungs", which can be seen until the month of May, and three recycled shaped containers have also been placed from the heart in the Adolfo Suárez, Constitución and Campoamor squares, with the aim that citizens can deposit cans, brik, containers and their caps, of products that they consume on the street.

These containers can be used until the month of March.

Likewise, the campaign is complemented by digital mupis, mupis in the bus shelter canopies and the Aire Ecoembes mobile application, which explains the philosophy of the initiative.

Yellow and blue container

In the yellow container, plastic containers, yogurt, white cork trays, metal containers (tin cans, metal lids and aerosols) and in briks (milk, juices, broth, wine, etc.) must be deposited.

Try to ensure that the containers do not have traces of food and crush them to reduce their volume.

Its recycling makes it possible to prepare exhaust pipes, kitchen utensils, pipes, screws, garbage bags, other plastic bottles, irrigation hoses, textiles, carpets, street lamps and garden furniture, among many other things.

The blue container is intended to deposit cardboard containers and all kinds of paper (bags, newspapers, magazines ...).

It is recommended to fold the boxes so that they take up less space, not deposit grease stained paper, plastic sheets and remove the staples.

With its recycling boxes, newspapers, bags and paper towels are manufactured, among others.

Ecoembes is a non-profit organization that takes care of the environment through recycling and eco-design of packaging in Spain.

They are responsible for making it possible for plastic containers, cans and briks (yellow container) and cardboard and paper containers (blue container) to have a second life.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla

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