Women are part of the Environmental Promoters (Urban Hygiene) program
The City of Buenos Aires (CABA) is carrying out operations to raise awareness about the separation of recyclable materials, as well as the disposal of waste in green and black containers.
The awareness-raising tasks are carried out by a team of more than 135 women who make up the Environmental Promoters program, created more than eight years ago to insert urban collectors who worked collecting on the street into the formal labor market.
In this sense, the Ministry of Public Space and Urban Hygiene indicates that the more than six million people who live in or visit the country’s capital generate around 7,500 tons of waste per day: the weight of 1,250 adult male elephants (each one weighs six tons).
That is why this initiative that takes place in the neighborhoods of Palermo, Villa Urquiza, Villa Ortuzar, Belgrano, Colegiales, Caballito, San Telmo, Liniers, Mataderos, and Nueva Pompeya is crucial.
The initiative is carried out in Palermo, Villa Urquiza, Villa Ortuzar, Belgrano, Colegiales, Caballito, San Telmo, Liniers, Mataderos, and Nueva Pompeya (Urban Hygiene)
Today each of the 12 cooperatives in charge of the recyclable collection service in CABA has a group of promoters who are responsible for raising awareness about the separation of waste at source, the recycling system and the work of the urban recovery cooperatives. .
From the City they explain that the first step to recycle is to separate recyclable materials in the place where they are generated – whether it is a home, office or business. Once separated, neighbors can place them in a Green Point, deliver them to the urban waste collector or place them in green containers.
In this last site, the containers are emptied by the urban hygiene companies: Cliba, Aesa, Urbasur, AMYM, Solbayres, Nittida and the Urban Hygiene Entity.
On the other hand, black bins are specifically for trash. In that sense, it must be deposited in closed bags, from Sunday to Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The black and gray containers are specifically for garbage (Urban Hygiene)
It is important to respect this schedule, because otherwise, the waste ends up being inside the container all day. The result is bad odors, pest proliferation and leachate production. Additionally, if they are empty during the day they can be washed and cleaned.
“Knowing how to properly dispose of waste is a key step to help keep the City clean. That is why we carry out awareness-raising actions so that more and more neighbors join in separating their waste,” explained Clara Muzzio, Minister of Public Space and Urban Hygiene of CABA.
According to City data, 80% of the waste generated daily is recoverable. That is why the capital has five treatment plants where more than 3,100 tons are processed daily that, otherwise, would be garbage.
In the Recycling Center and the Composting Center, organic waste, pruning and forestry waste, construction waste and PET plastic are recovered, which are then converted into divers, plastic containers, benches, children’s games, paper baskets, compost for parks and squares. and wooden plates.
Another interesting fact is that there are 5,112 urban reclaimers and 4,576 green bells and containers throughout the City.