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The Benefits Of The Brown Container

We are accustomed to classifying the garbage that we generate in four containers – yellow, blue, green, and gray -, which correspond respectively to the fractions of packaging, paper, and cardboard waste, glass, and the rest of the non-recyclable garbage. However, in recent years Lake Macquarie Skip Bins municipalities are gradually implementing a fifth brown container.

This container is used for the differentiated collection of organic waste or bio-waste. When collected selectively, it is feasible to use this waste for the production of compost and biogas, thus giving them a second life and introducing them back into the economy.

What Waste Should Be Thrown In The Brown Container?

Only organic waste such as food scraps, nuts, eggshells, coffee scraps, and infusions can be deposited; used paper towels and napkins, corks, matches, sawdust, and small garden remain, such as bouquets, dried plants or leaves.

On the contrary, oil residues, single-use hygiene products, cleaning products, diapers, sand, garden soil or stones, ceramics, ashes, cigarette butts, corks made of other materials, remains of this material should not be deposited in this container. High volume pruning or non-compostable material (glass, plastic, metal, etc.).

What Are The Benefits Of The Fifth Cube?

The management of organic waste reports benefits at an environmental and economic level since compost is a bio-waste that can be used as a fertilizer. On the other hand, the biogas that is generated during the process of decomposition of organic matter is collected and used for the production of electricity.

World Recycling Day

On May 17, World Recycling Day is celebrated, declared by UNESCO with the aim of raising public awareness and reorienting their behavior towards greater care for the environment.

Regarding other countries of the European Union, Spain is in sixth place in the ranking of packaging recycling, according to Eurostat data. However, it is at the tail in terms of recycling of total municipal waste, with a rate of 29% as opposed to other countries such as Germany, European leader, which has already reached a 65% recycling rate of its waste municipal exceeding the objective of reaching a 50% recycling rate set by the European Commission for 2020.

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