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Waste sorting and recycling

  1. 1. Municipal solid waste is collected for three hundred and sixty-five days a year, through the deployment of skips, paper and bottle banks on the territory .
  2. 2. The collection is carried out either through the use of appropriate staff and through the use of machinery.
  3. 5. Organic. Plastic. Paper. Glass. In 2010 the town of Carrara produced 28,578 tonnes of rubbish, with a reduction of 12% over 2008 and 10,507 tons of separate waste, with an increase of 125% compared to 2008.
  4. 6. The undifferentiated waste is divided into: Organic 40% goes to composting and produces low-quality compost for non-agronomic uses (parks and roads ...) Dry 60% (paper, plastic ...) which goes to bricchettaggio, which can handle up to 140,000 tonnes of waste, where it is transformed into briquettes, and these, taken to incinerators will be used to produce electricity. In 2010, the differential of waste in the town of Carrara was 26.88% but very different from the rate imposed by the European community, which requires 65% of differentiated waste in 2012. This was achieved by collecting door to door in Marina di Carrara, which initially involved 3500 inhabitants (2008), it was then extended to 8000 in 2010 and in the future will affect the entire municipality (65,000 inhabitants). This will separate the 90% of the waste. However we can notice that the production of waste has increased by 5.3% over the previous two years.
  5. 7. This year only the area of ​​Marina di Carrara has differentiated 10507 tonnes of waste.
  6. 8. Waste collection door to door
  7. 9. The calendar that shows on which days citizens have to put out different types of waste.
  8. 10. Paper and cardboard Undifferentiated Plastic The skips have different colors for different types waste . Glass and tin
  9. 11. The bulky waste (old furniture, household, mattresses, etc. ..) are delivered to the special areas of municipal collection or can be removed by calling a specific municipal number.
  10. 12. Medicines and used batteries. Medicines are collected in special container at all pharmacies. The batteries that contain heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury, are collected in supermarkets, schools, and shops of household .
  11. 13. Paper and cardboard go into the yellow bank, where you deposit boxes, packaging, magazines, and newspapers. It is forbidden to throw greasy paper.
  12. 14. In the white bins you have to throw all those plastic objects "that have contained something ..." And a new life will be born.
  13. 15. With the collection of bottles ... you can improve the quality of life. WHAT TO COLLECT AND WHERE. Collect these containers: plastic water bottles and soft drinks, bottles of detergent, liquid soaps and cosmetics. Put them in to the bins for plastic recycling that you find in your area . First untap, crush and re-cap . But first, remember to untap, crush and re-cap: it takes up less space in your home, during the transportation and inside garbage bins. New lease of life. Cooperating in the collection of plastic bottles is important. Because with a small gesture, you can recover valuable resources. The containers may in fact be changed back into new energy and useful items: children's playgrounds, gardens, benches, chairs, blankets, fiber, yarn and even sweaters.
  14. 16. Glass, aluminum cans are collected in the green bank.
  15. 17. Organic leftovers (pruning, mowing, etc ...) are introduced into the brown bins or...
  16. 18. Brought directly to the collection center.
  17. 19. After few weeks
  18. 20. The material collected is sent to the composting center of Cermec, where after several transformations we obtain the Compost.
  19. 21. Once the process is finished industry packs up the compost that will later be sold.
  20. 22. At school we have tried to create the compost using simple household waste .
  21. 23. Making the compost, in our school .
  22. 24. Mixing organic waste with mature compost to start the reaction.
  23. 25. Wooden fence before the material is introduced inside, is prepared to avoid contact with the ground.
  24. 26. Grass clippings to close the compost .
  25. 27. Six months later....... Everything has become an excellent fertilizer .
  26. 28. The compost is used in agriculture as fertilizer.
  27. 29. Sieve to separate the coarse parts during the sieving.
  28. 30. The compost is ready to be used.