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Environmental benefits of municipality collection point.

Using these installations is the best tool that citizens have for minimizing the environmental impact of waste generated in our towns.

Citizens can voluntarily provide urban waste and this way take advantage of raw materials and decrease the amount of waste that must be eliminated through the use of landfills.

Information

  • Savings in raw materials, since waste is recovered for reuse (Each ton of recycled paper avoids the consumption of 50,000 litres of water).
  • Savings of energy needed to obtain and transform new raw material (With the energy that saved by a glass bottle, a 100w light bulb can be switched on for 4 hours).
  • Environment protection by reducing contamination and the extraction of raw materials. (Each ton of recycled carton paper avoids cutting down 14 trees).
  • Economic savings by reducing waste that must be treated or eliminated through other systems.

 

What becomes of those residues deposited at the clean points?
Kitchen oil

They are mixed with water and soda to make soap; candles, paints, animal food, industrial lubricants and biofuels are made.

Batteries

Mercury can be recuperated from button batteries. Normal batteries are crushed and two fractions are obtained: first, the metal part, and secondly, salt, from which zinc sulphate and manganese salts can be recovered.

Textiles

Textiles and leather are separated by characteristics (wool, cotton, synthetic fibres), they are cleaned and disinfected and then they are broken up for their sale as industrial rags.

DIPUTACIÓN DE VALENCIA, SERVICIO DE MEDIO AMBIENTE
Avd Peset Aleixandre n º63, Valencia
tel. 96 388 39 74 - Fax 96 388 30 76 - ecovitrum@dival.es

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