New sustainable initiatives launched in Vega Baja as the environment benefits from composting centres

COMPOSTING: New environmental plans set to help sustainability in Vega Baja. CREDIT: vegabajadigital

Great news for the environment as more sustainable plans and initiatives have been launched in two municipalities of the Vega Baja, with the introduction of composting centres.

BENIJÓFAR and Cox were the chosen municipalities for composting centres and spaces for the storage of compost and structuring material.
In an effort promote the selective collection of waste, the Alicante Provincial Council, has been working on more sustainable projects within the environment sector since 2018.
The provincial Deputy for the Environment, Miguel Ángel Sánchez, explained the benefits of community composting centres, “The creation of composting centres is especially useful in towns with a smaller population, since it entails a estimated reduction of 30% in the frequency of collection and a decrease of 40% in the tons destined for treatment”.
The centres created in Vega Baja have two lines of treatment. Each line can manage 18 kilos of Selectively Collected Organic Fraction per day, which means more than six tons per year and serve about 75 people, and around 25 families.
The composting centres will provide residents of the municipalities with the tools and materials necessary for the management and control of the process; shovels, thermometers, baskets and hoses, and for collecting the organic waste; seven-litre buckets and compost bags will be distributed to houses who want to participate in the project.
The municipalities are also provided with a box of the ‘Composting Manual’, a publication that explains how the compost bin works and how to solve any problems, should they arise.
As part of the installations, a drainage box has been constructed which has incorporated a slope towards the back of the composting modules so any possible leakage can run towards a vegetable plant barrier as a natural treatment technique, known as phytodepuration, that reproduces natural purification processes in a controlled environment.
The composting centres are a wonderful part of the sustainable plans being introduced and are a great way to get families interested in the preservation of the environment. Hopefully, they will be a big success with more municipalities being awarded the same installations.
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Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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