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The Xunta promotes enjoying a sustainable Christmas with responsible consumption and waste recycling

Lalín (Pontevedra), December 8, 2023

The second vice president and Minister of the Environment, Territory and Housing, Ángeles Vázquez, advocates today for the enjoyment of a sustainable Nadal, through responsible consumption and recycling of waste, in homes and in the areas where these festival is held. .

During a visit to the Nadal Villages placed by the Lalín City Council, the second vice president insisted on the need to do “respectful acts” such as reusing old decorations.

In addition, in the case of items that cannot be reused, the second vice president advocates for their proper recycling. Therefore, he gave as an example that plastic wrappers and containers should go in the yellow container, while paper and card packaging should be placed in the blue container.

Ángeles Vázquez emphasized that simple but fundamental actions, such as properly separating waste by type and depositing it in the corresponding container, are the key to achieving good management and moving towards a more sustainable future. The fundamental goal is to reduce the ecological footprint of such celebrations “in our homes and in the places we visit with family and friends.”

These individual actions show the environmental responsibility of citizens and, in this sense, the Galician Government will continue to work to raise the awareness of Galicians on the importance of the correct separation of the source and the subsequent deposit of containers, to promote transformation into new products, which contributes to the saving of energy and raw materials.

Along these lines, with the aim of promoting the culture of recycling and continuing to promote the separation at the source of this type of waste, the Xunta and Ecoembes have worked together for many years to promote campaigns and initiatives to continue to improve the separation of the origin of this type of waste. type of waste and facilitate the recovery of packaging in events and events that lead to large influxes of people.

In fact, the Separate wisely campaign is present in more than 1,400 events in Galicia since 2018. Throughout this year, 120 fairs and gastronomic, festive, musical and cultural events have yellow and blue bins to facilitate the proper separation of waste generated during it. celebrations.

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