The Minister of Agriculture and Ulea Mayor presented the project of the new facility, which will increase the recoveries of plastic, steel, aluminum, tetra brik and paper and cardboard
The Ministry of Agriculture and Water will invest 11.2 million euros for the improvement and adaptation of classification processes and biological treatment of municipal solid waste plant Ulea funded 80 percent by the Cohesion Fund of the Union European and 20 percent equity of the Community.
The Minister of Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá, and the mayor of Ulea Victor Manuel Lopez, presented the project of the new plant, which will allow the modification of the treatment systems and existing facilities to adapt to new processing needs today. This action will reduce up to 20 percent of the waste input to landfill.
The new plant will be equipped with automatic selection and opening bags.
Have an average treatment capacity remains fraction of 35 tons / hour and packs of 7 tons / hour.
The surface on which it is constructed is of 10,135 square meters, in which the ships power and treatment is installed.
The characteristics of the plant will increase the recoveries of plastic between 75 and 85 percent, 90 percent steel, 30 percent aluminum, 75 percent tetra brik and between 40 and 60 percent of paper and cardboard.
Cerda said that the modernization of the plant "will be exemplary and referral center for the treatment of waste."
He said "these actions will involve separating and sorting increase recovery rates of packaging that can be run on its use, which is what is known as blue economy."
Compliance with the Law on Packaging and Waste
The plant will be ready to comply with the new law on packaging and packaging waste by increasing the separation of fractions containing materials and substances that can still get a usable value by increasing and improving recovery rates.
Also, get lower volumes of these materials end up in landfills, in turn lengthening the life and eliminating the risk of an inadequate treatment of these wastes may have on the environment.
Ulea plant 39 serving municipalities, and together with the de Murcia, treat 70 percent of the waste generated in the region.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Water is working to improve and adapt the rules in all public facilities treating municipal solid waste in the Region of Murcia to achieve recycling targets established by the European Commission in 2020.