Change Waste into Resources

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Change Waste into Resources

Wed Jul 16 12:44:03 UTC 2014
A simple musical event or the mass arrival of tourists to a cultural event or tourist destination produces tonnes of trash in our country. If we add to this the waste generated on a daily basis, the figure leaps.
On the other hand, nearly 85% of wastes generated are not treated adequately. This causes impacts to the environment, since there is waste such as bottles that take centuries to disappear.
Take note of "How to collect trash":
There are non-profit initiatives that encourage the collection of waste that is damaging to the environment. In these, a large number of volunteers pick up trash that they find in a variety of surroundings, whether urban, rural, marine, river or forest areas.

Social networks are key in this work, since afterwards dozens of users post videos and photos that they've taken of the mountains of trash collected around rivers, large cities or tourist areas.
One of these initiatives comes from the non-profit organisation Desembasura which transforms waste into resources through its Zero Waste Strategy. This strategy responds to a waste transformation process to obtain raw material that can be used to give life to another product. These types of actions have been put into practice in various regions and businesses throughout the world. And the good news is that it has been possible to reduce the amount of trash, and through various studies, materials that generate less waste once used have been created.
Behind Desembasura there are other types of foundations, such as the Fundación para la prevención de residuos, a NGO that has the support of ecological and civil entities at the national level, and the Fundación Caja Madrid y Retorna, an initiative that aims to increase selective bottle collection from 35 to 90%.