Implementation of a separate and quality collection of organic fraction of urban waste

Community composting area in the "Mancomunidad" of Irati

The project, which has received the support of the Fundación Biodiversidadhas had as its main objective to study the viability, both technical and social and economic, of the implementation of the selective collection of organic waste in the Mancomunidad of Irati in NavarraThe purpose was to take advantage of the resources contained in this kind of waste by means of recycling; minimizing, therefore, the needs of landfill and the environmental impact, contributing in the fight against climate change.

 

For the study it has been carried out in the first place, a detailed analysis of the initial situation. Secondly, some scenarios, criteria and defined targets have been raised. Subsequently it has chosen and developed the optimal scenario, territorially defined the model chosen, analyzing the expected results and making detailed economic and environmental balance sheets. Likewise, it has been made a proposal for implementation, defining the stages, the calendar of activities of communication and awareness (prior, during and after implementation). Finally, it is being carried out a technical proposal for the development of a regional legal framework.

 

It is seek to encourage the separate collection of the organic fraction of the waste committed to systems that allow a high uptake with low levels of contaminants. The promotion of domestic and community composting is another of the objectives of the project, so that you can get a quality compost to replace the use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture at the same time that it incorporates organic carbon on the ground. The small scale agricultural composting also be encouraged when there will be long distances of transport to existing plants.

 

With all this, it  will be also reduced the amount of not stabilized organic waste  which are deposited in the landfill and, therefore, there will be a reduction of methane and of the impact on global warming that it is associated with it. These actions involve the creation of green jobs, for both the collection and the treatment of such waste and the awareness of the population of the need to change towards more sustainable lifestyles.

 

 

The purpose was to take advantage of the resources contained in this kind of waste by means of recycling; minimizing, therefore, the needs of landfill and the environmental impact, contributing in the fight against climate change

Implementation of a separate and quality collection of organic fraction of urban waste

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