REFUSE COLLECTION IN MY CITY: TORINO : REFUSE COLLECTION IN MY CITY: TORINO Alessandro, Andrea, Davide – 3° C MECCANICA I.T.I.S. Pininfarina What is it? : What is it? Waste recycling is the process of converting waste into reusable materials. What is its function? : What is its function? it is an intelligent system of waste disposal and a way to reduce energy consumption , it is a way forward to save the planet's natural resources. From the ecological point of view, it is the most advantageous alternative to conventional waste disposal Separate collection : Separate collection To make sure that our waste is properly disposed of and recycled, it must be kept separated depending on the type of material it is made.
Bins are divided into:
Blue bins for glass and aluminium;
Yellow bins for paper;
Plastic bags for plastic material;
Brown bins for organic material. The route : The route The collection begins with the dry waste: it is first divided into dry recyclable glass, paper, plastic, aluminum, which we place into “bells” of different colours. Then, in the city, we have separate disposals for: batteries and expired medicines and different “ecologic collection centres” where you can sort and dispose large quantities of “common or dangerous” waste, from car batteries and oil to garden cut branches and grass. Precautions : Precautions To make sure that our waste is properly disposed of and recycled, it must be kept separated depending on the type of material it is made. The goal our Municipality wants to reach is a clear separation of dry waste and “wet organic” waste, with the presence of two bins in our streets, instead of one as it
has been until now.