We usually talk about the benefits for the environment brought about by us recycling waste, but how much are we talking about? Is recycling really good for the environment? Sometimes it’s important to know how much we mean exactly, to put it in “black on white,” with concrete cases and data. Continue reading “Why recycling is important?”
Ecoparks are modern waste treatment facilities that allow some recyclable materials to be recovered and reduce the amount of waste destined for landfills or incineration.
From the historical point of view, landfills are the leading and oldest way to treat waste and probably constitute the first waste management system.
In Banyoles (Girona) there is a Neolithic site (La Draga) which is over 7,300 years old with pits that were used as landfills.
All of the garbage that we generate can be distributed in between different containers or bin types according to the garbage collection model of each city. However, once collected, waste can generally be disposed of in 3 different ways: recycling (including composting), landfill or incineration.