Another first for Granadilla with new organic recycling project
Granadilla de Abona will be a pioneer in Te-nerife with the insta-llation of its fifth con-tainer to recycle organic matter.
The local council presented this initiative that will be a reality in 2020, within the framework of the National Association of Public Medium Enterprises Environment (Anepma) forum held at the ITER.
The initiative was presented by the Mayor, José Domingo Regalado; the first lieutenant mayor and president of Sermugran, Marcos González, and the vice president of Sermugran, María Candelaria Rodríguez.
“Sermugran has been working for some time on this new action for recycling consisting of the implemen-tation of the fifth brown container, which we estimate will be launched for next year,” said Sr. Regalado. “Since 2017, we have been pioneers in managing the collection of paper and cardboard at the municipal level, obtaining two national distinctions thanks to the effort of all citizens and now we will be so again with the separation of organic matter.”.
Marcos González said it will start with a pilot project in the catering and educational centres’ sector and that the composting plant will be located on the Las Crucitas municipal estate.
María Candelaria Rodrí-guez said that it was “essential” to educate and raise public awareness about the importance of waste separation and an essential pillar is the development of campaigns in schools so the recycling of organic matter will begin in educational centres where Sermugran already develops various campaigns and awareness competitions in this regard.
The placement of the fifth container, brown, to take advantage of organic waste, and which is a requirement of the European Union, will begin in Granadilla de Abona with a pilot experience in schools, in the catering and food sector. The containers, which are expected to be 500 litres, will allow compost to be used as fertiliser for the field, parks and gardens. What must be deposited in this container are food scraps such as fruit skins, fish bones, plants, eggshells or coffee grounds; or used napkins and paper towels. So far, in the Canary Islands, only La Palma and Gran Canaria, the latter very recently, perform the separation of organic matter, and in Tenerife, it will be Granadilla de Abona in 2020.