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The Lorca recycle more paper and cardboard that the other residents in the southeast Spanish (28/01/2009)

The mayor of the Environment of the City of Lorca, Melchor Morales has made this morning by the year 2008 data, in relation to the selective recycling of paper and cardboard, which according to the council "will be remembered lorquino recycling in the quantitative and qualitative.

As public figures do in this presentation, along with the new image campaign on television, would highlight the fact that close virtually all (the board is missing a few tenths) in double digits.

The mean percentages in late 2008 between collected from different materials (cardboard, cans and glass) over 14% and the absolute increase of 2008 over 2007 over 100 tonnes. "

Morales himself has revealed that "in any way, only on paper and cardboard, if we ignore the information provided by the Spanish Association of Pulp and Paper (ASPAPEL), the town of Lorca with 18.78 kilos of census (INE data) would be above-average contributions state, located at 15.5 kilos per inhabitant per year.

And selection data provided by Ecoembes blue container for the whole country (15.26 kilos) also "

Lorca year closing slash and 1.7 million kilos, which is 9.57% more than in 2007 and 4% more when compared with 2006, ruling the 2007 data since last year outcome was negative (-2.28%).

These data refer to those set at the municipal level through the blue bin, clean points and collected door to door in small shops and offices, but not the industry carried out in hypermarkets, printers or businesses.

In relation to glass, "the satisfaction is even greater because, although the figure has not reported relative or absolute sharpest of the three selective fraction of waste is more difficult to grow, perhaps in part because it is historically the most old and, therefore, stabilized.

Still, 2008 ended with 12.75% more of recoverable waste compared to 2007, for a total of 108 tons in December alone, the absolute monthly record.

In total, grew by 91 tonnes from January to December 2007, "Melchor Morales added.

And as for light packaging section, meaning the highest growth rate, estimated at more than 20%, which is unthinkable in any administrative exercise.

This allows the people of Lorca approaching the national average (data Ecoembes 2007) of 5.9 kilos per inhabitant per year.

Limusa attributed these results to better service planning and more involvement by optimizing all available resources, together with increased awareness of citizens, to which Limusa has responded with collecting container filled with lower response times at 48 hours notice.

Also the surge, namely in 2008 has further improved the ratio of recycling containers in front of the European standard of 500 inhabitants, with the addition of 11 units for cardboard, 25 to 34 for glass and light packaging.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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