Re­cy­cling at its best

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

By Irena Bodnarec RE­CY­CLING - whether pa­per, glass, fur­ni­ture or cloth­ing - is im­per­a­tive in today’s world if we want to leave this planet for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. It is im­por­tant for the en­vi­ron­ment as so much goes into land­fill sites, which is un­sus­tain­able.

One lo­cal non-profit as­so­ci­a­tion here, Eco-Vida, has just signed a two-year con­tract with Bu­sot town coun­cil for the in­stal­la­tion of nine blue re­cy­cling bins to be placed at strate­gic points through­out the town and its ur­ban­i­sa­tions. It is a huge step for Eco-Vida, which has been work­ing tire­lessly for the last seven years, set­ting up a used cloth­ing re­cy­cling bin net­work across the Costa Blanca.

The ob­jec­tive is to raise funds from the used and un­wanted cloth­ing and footwear, which in turn is used to cre­ate em­ploy­ment for those in pre­car­i­ous si­t­u­a­tions and to make reg­u­lar do­na­tions to other reg­is­tered char­i­ties that help with their cause.

In a state­ment, Martin Kyme, President of Eco-Vida, said that he hopes that this col­lab­o­ra­tion with Bu­sot will be the start of many more. There is an ob­vi­ous ben­e­fit for the coun­cils, where items would oth­er­wise end up in the rub- bish bins and need to be dis­posed of at a cost to both the coun­cil and tax­pay­ers.

All items col­lected from the blue Eco-Vida bins go to Al­coy, which is the sec­ond­hand re­cy­cling cap­i­tal of Europe! From there, they are shipped to third­world coun­tries, where peo­ple do not have the re­sources to buy new cloth­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the work which Eco-Vida do go to www.aso­cia­

Jorge Moll (coun­cil­lor), Bu­sot mayor Ale­jan­dro Mo­rant, Martin Kyme and Nuria Javal­oves (coun­cil­lor)

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