In the summer of the coronavirus and the 'new normality', recycling and respect for the environment continue to be pending issues among the people of Malaga. For this reason, until this Friday an awareness campaign has been carried out in the five municipalities of the Axarquía coast. The activities have concluded in Rincón de la Victoria. In the last month, tents have been installed and leaflets have been distributed on beaches and promenades in the area to promote the recycling of light packaging and paper and cardboard, as well as to alert about the care of the coastline.
The campaign has been developed by the Provincial Consortium of Urban Solid Waste (RSU), dependent on the Malaga Provincial Council, and Ecoembes (organization that cares for the environment through recycling and eco-design of packaging in Spain), in collaboration with the municipalities of Nerja, Torrox, Algarrobo, Vélez-Málaga and Rincón de la Victoria, as reported this Friday from the Provincial Council in a statement.
After having visited beaches such as those of Burriana (Nerja), and Ferrara (Torrox) and promenades of Torre del Mar, Algarrobo Costa, Rincón de la Victoria, La Cala del Moral, Benajarafe and La Caleta, the latest information and Awareness have been developed on the beach of Torre de Benagalbón, with the assistance of the manager of the Consortium, Ángel Castillo, and the Councilor for the Environment of the City of Rincón de la Victoria, Sergio Díaz (PP).
The provincial deputy and president of the RSU Consortium, Juan Álvarez, has valued that it has been a campaign focused on how plastic containers, cans, briks, paper and cardboard should be separated, and where they should be deposited, as well as what the containers are light weight of each container and what waste is inappropriate for the yellow and blue containers, apart from reporting on the recycling process and its benefits.
In this regard, the manager has specified that the increase in waste and the return of single-use plastic are being verified, with the consequent negative effect on the environment, so it is essential to strengthen citizen awareness. ?Now more than ever, household recycling is very necessary; If each light container, paper and cardboard went to its corresponding container, the volume of waste that would reach the treatment plants would be adjusted. It is time to recycle more and better, "he said.
At the same time, Álvarez explained that the importance of not leaving garbage on the beaches has been stressed, explaining the consequences of not collecting them and not recycling the containers. In this sense, the volunteers of the 'Yellow Patrol' have carried out demonstrations on the importance of people's participation in caring for the beach, with the collection of waste, its classification and its deposit in the corresponding container.