Roberto runs the Eco Center in Campbell Municipality, where compost is produced. They teach people to do it. Photo: David Landeta / El Commerceo
Inside Quito About 400 jobs Recycling Basis They take advantage of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, cans and organic waste that ends up in the garbage. Allows sorting and recycling, for example, to reduce MethaneA gas is 25 times more toxic than CO2, which contaminates the soil, Slope From Water And atmosphere.
You can avoid throwing Indiscriminate wasteWithout their classification. There are already several places in Quito that take them.
The first step is to separate them; This helps those who are dedicated Exercise. There are initiatives that identify recyclers and summon them where there is waste, which is a must for them. Resources. That’s exactly what ReciVeci is in charge of, a proposal that helps Base Recycler
Lorena Gallardo, the app’s promoter, explained that these materials are guaranteed to stop their cycle. The ‘app’ identifies the nearest reuse. They can be included in the system. They also offer Crops A Home; Although it has a cost, it gives points for collection; These can be redeemed with branded products that support ReciVeci The app can be downloaded from Free form.
There are platforms in Quito Informative material Where citizens will learn what it is Recyclable And why not. The app also works TulkanThanks for your cooperation Municipality That city and other partners. They are now about to begin their operation BasinIn a public-private partnership, and it is expected to do so later Guayaquil. These are the four priority cities.
So far, Received Recovered 60 tons Recyclable material.
Quito’s Cabildo also provides Space To sort everything out for recyclers Reusable And for the people what they collect and separate from the garbage. According to Jose Guevara, the leader of these sites, the city has four sites called the Education and Environmental Management Center (SEGAM). He added that about 115 tons of recyclable materials are processed every month.
There they get glass, paper, Tetra Pak, cans, plastic and much more. They ask, yes, PET bottles or Tetra Pak containers have been cleaned or washed before delivery.
As for the position of the segam, in the north they are in Av. Eloy Alfaro and de los Asitunos; In the center, on the av. 24 May s / n and Pichincha; To the south Calle Amancay Oe7-71 and 4ª Transverse, in the Ciudadella Santiago sector; And in Pifo, in the Chaupimolino sector, the Los Eucalyptus Passage.
What to do with organic waste?
The Treatment Of Organic waste It is not necessary Complex technology Or contaminating process. The entire life cycle of the food is used. It mimics that element of nature the way it should be treated; It is transformed into a beneficial and regenerative product. Organic waste is 65% of household waste.
Rotten compost, for example, works especially well with vegetable waste recycling. David Vargara, who led the proposal, explained that once neighbors approached them, they provided buckets to separate their waste. Once a week, they collect again. Users then get compost made from their own waste in return.
These inputs, Vargara explains, are ideal for those who have their own small plants or gardens because they do not have additional chemicals. By the way, he added, the environment is helping. Pacha Compost is on Facebook and Instagram or you can contact them on 099 324 5038.
The municipality also uses organic waste in so-called eco-centers. Roberto Campbell, an agronomist at the site (located south of the city), says the waste is used to make compost and the gardens are fertilized with it, whose crops go to the food bank. But they teach people to make their own compost.