COUNCILLOR FOR Environment, Víctor Dominguez, held a presentation in Las Cigarreras this week, showcasing the second edition of the campaign, ‘Recycle your devices’ – promoted by the Generalitat Valenciana and designed to bring awareness to residents over the importance of recycling electrical appliances.
Two teams have been travelling across Alicante this week on bicycles with trailers, to advertise the initiative and collect any unwanted electrical appliances that residents might have had sitting in their homes.
Dominguez explains that ‘this way guarantees the correct recycling of these appliances, which, in many cases, end up in conventional containers, generating a high degree of pollution into the environment’.
On Monday, the teams visited the Zone Centro and the Mercado Central and on Tuesday, electrical appliances were collected in the streets of Raval Roig.
On Wednesday, Ensanche-Diputacion neighbours saw the teams whizzing around on their bikes before they visited San Anton on Thursday. Casco Antiguo will be paid a visit today (Friday).
More than three tonnes of electrical appliances were collected in the streets of Alicante last year and in a desperate bid to reduce this figure, the ‘Recycle your devices’ campaign is exchanging each electrical appliance, big or small for a scratchcard which will provide those taking part the opportunity to win iPhone 7s, iPads, TVs, games consoles, vacuum robots amongst other electrical goods.
The campaign has been driven by the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment, Climate Change and Rural Development and Ecolec, Ecotic, Ambilamp, Ecolum and Recyclia, the largest national platform for selective collection and management that brings together the four foundations, Ecopilas, ECOFIMATICA, Ecoasimelec and Tragamovil.