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Las Torres de Cotillas reactivates the 'Think with your lungs' campaign on World Recycling Day (17/05/2020)

| Coordinated by the Department of the Environment in collaboration with Ecoembes, it raises citizens' need to care for the air we breathe | Today, Sunday, May 17, the World Recycling Day is celebrated, a day indicated in the calendar of environmental respect that the City Council of Las Torres de Cotillas has taken advantage of to reactivate the campaign 'Think with your lungs'.

"This initiative, coordinated by the Department of Environment with the collaboration of Ecoembes, raises the need for citizens to take care of the air we breathe," says Mayor Torreño, Joaquín Vela Fernández. To do this, Ecoembes has created several messages to disseminate in the different municipal media where, using real data, it shows how the separation of waste contributes to keeping the air as clean as possible and avoiding atmospheric pollution.

"In addition, when the state of alarm ends and normality recovers in the municipal markets, a 'Recycling Game' will be held, with information on the importance of recycling and the distribution of bags for recycling waste," advises councilor Francisco Fernández Baño. Recycling on the rise In 2019, the collection of paper and cardboard amounted to 20% in the municipality, reaching 16.93 kg / inhabitant and exceeding the regional average, which is 13.9 Kg / inhabitant.

The collection of light containers (yellow container) and glass also increased: the first by almost 21%, reaching 362 tons and reaching 16.9 kg / inhabitant, data above the regional average of 13 ' 5 kg / inhabitant; and the second rose 15%, with 345 tons. "In addition, the municipal ecopark has a great neighborhood reception, as it shows that 3,600 citizens used it in 2019, that is, about 70 people a week," says the councilor, who recalls that Torreños also have a door collection service at the door of household goods and large bulky waste (furniture, sofas, mattresses, bed bases, etc).

"In 2018 763,000 kilos were collected and in 2019 that amount amounted to 934,500 kilos," highlights the mayor, who reports that the collection of used oil in the 8 containers distributed by the municipality reached 2,700 kilos in 2019. Finally, the number of containers installed in the municipality has recently been doubled -including the districts, there are now 41 deposits- to increase the collection of used clothing and toys, which was 65 tons in 2019.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Las Torres de Cotillas

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