Civic amenity sites transformed in Cantabria for the reuse of bulky waste, a fine model for REUSEMED project’s partners
The civic services of Torrelavega and Santander invest through the company Mare about 22,000 euros in conditioning temporary storage areas, reconditioning of showcase containers and promoting a campaign to give bulky waste restored a sustainable output
The search for a repair and restoration system as well as the establishment of an action protocol for restored bulky waste has led one of the latest activities promoted by the civic services of Cantabria, a región in the North of Spain. Specifically, two of them, Torrelavega and Santander, have invested around 22,000 euros in fitting out temporary storage areas, reconditioning of showcase containers and promoting a campaign to give bulky waste a new destination. This action was developed by Mare a company especialized in waste management and some similar commodities.
Thanks to this work, several fine models have been obtained. On the one hand, the restoration of 24 of these units per month has been achieved. At the same time, it has been possible to take advantage of existing facilities to reduce costs. Third, the importance of involving people to foster the supply of items. And, above all, a protocol has been established to ensure a sustainable output to the voluminous restored.
This example in Cantabria, Spain, serves as a reference mirror for the REUSEMED Project. REUSEMED proposes to create municipal networks based on reuse circuits for home appliances, furniture, books, clothes, Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment and food. To set up the networks, 4 cities in Spain, Italy, Jordan and Tunisia will design and test composting installations, food collection points in markets, repair and reuse centers, reuse corners in shops and repairing cafés.