It is said that preserving natural resources should not be an obligation but rather a responsibility of the whole society. We live in a world that, little by little, is becoming more aware that something must change if we want to continue counting on the Earth in the coming years. For this reason, something as easy and essential as recycling should be an activity that we all internalize in our day to day .
There are many people who do not pay attention to nature or who want to but still do not know how to recycle . Between different bins and colored containers , there are quite a few that are lost in the ecological world. One of the issues that specialists believe should be explained is the one referring to yellow containers, since not everything goes with them.
Yellow containers, what should and should not be thrown
According to Ecoembes , a non-profit organization responsible throughout the Spanish territory for promoting and managing the system for recycling waste, the yellow container is one of those that generates the most doubts. among the population. This type of deposit has been in our streets for more than twenty years but, sometimes, it is difficult to see since there is only one for every 117 inhabitants .
The plastic war is already a reality and there are many companies that are beginning to not use them. Even so, Spanish households use a lot of plastic containers, cans or bricks . Therefore, doubts should be dispelled as soon as possible and know that yellow containers should only be used for certain items. Inside this container we must place plastic bottles and containers, metal containers and briks such as:
Cans of preserves and beverages
Plastic, metal and sheet caps and caps
Film wrap and aluminum foil
Bags plastic (except garbage bags)
Yogurt tubs and lids
Briks: of milk, juices, soups, etc.
White cork trays
As for the most common mistakes, there is one that stands out above all: that the object is made of plastic, does not mean that it should go to the yellow container. Therefore, people often make the mistake of depositing items such as :
Plastic school supplies
Toilet or kitchen utensils
White cork packaging
A review of the world of recycling
Ecoembes states that it is very important to separate containers and objectsthat people throw into the different containers. Now, for this you have to know what each of them is for. Here’s a quick review:
Blue container.It is the one that is intended for paper and cardboard exclusively.
Green container.It is the most recognizable of all due to its shape and glass bottles, glass jars or food jars should be deposited in it.
brown container.Not all cities have this color, although the function is the same and they are for: food remains such as fruit skins, fish bones, plants, egg shells or grounds; or used napkins and kitchen paper.
Gray container.Here are all the itemsthey are useless for the recycling process . Among others: Toys, bottles, pacifiers, kitchen utensils, diapers, ceramic objects, compresses, pet litter, hair, dust, butts, etc.
Clean point.It is for all those large-sized waste to avoid problems and agglomerations in the containers. They can be fixed or mobile.