Les Carolines Picassent Espanya 26 Student’s age: 10-11 years old
Where does our waste go?
Summary of the project
First, we had to identify a climate problem.
Then, after collecting all the necessary information, we began to work on what we wanted to do: some animations, with various characters and scenarios, where we explained and visually showed everything we had learned during this time.
We decided to make animations because although it took a while, we thought it was a very original way of presenting our work.
Each group made its own animation, each group in its own way but all with dedication, since doing it was easy to us, but we learned a lot.
What we wanted to achieve with what we did was that other people could see it, get them to be informed and thus raise awareness at the same time as we learnt and also raise awareness on the topic.
We also created, hung and disseminated, with the same purpose, some posters on this subject that we put up all around our town.
In addition to the fact that we really liked doing this project, we are very excited to participate in a contest like this, and we are not worried about winning or losing. We just want more people to be able to see our work and be able to show it to a greater extension of people.
Main results and Conclusions
Waste 6th A
Phytosanitary waste, glass waste, electronic waste, tire waste, drug waste, paper and cardboard waste and oil waste.
What is the average number of phytosanitary waste produced per day? The average is 3 grams of phytosanitary waste per person per day, where does it end up? You must take it to a clean point.
Where are electronic devices going? They go to a waste plant, there, the electronic devices are disassembled and each material is recycled separately and what can be reused it is reused. And how much do we generate per person? Here in Spain we generate an average of 9gm per person per day.
Where does drug waste go? It goes to a sigre collecting point, that’s why they must also be thrown in special places like the sigre point. Do you know how many kilos of medicines are generated per person per day in the Valencian community? 0.23 kg per inhabitant per day. What do we do with them? They are recycled and then used as fuel for industrial plants.
How much glass do we generate per person per day? We generate 53g per person per day.
What is the glass recycling process?
First, the glass is thrown into the container, then a selective collection is made, then it goes through a process of recycling, later it becomes a container again, it is filled up with any product and it is taken to the store for selling.
How many tires do we generate per person per day? 360 grams per person per month, 12 grams per person per day.
Where does the waste go? Some go to the energy assessment, others to soccer fields and others to the construction of playgrounds, they are also used for building roads and finally, the rest, are recycled.
How many grams of oil are used per person per day? 0.2 grams per person per day, what can be done with that oil? soaps, detergents, fertilizer, wax, varnishes and paint among other products.
What’s Next? Actions to make a difference and help lessen the problem
After our research and the completion of various works (animations, video games…), we decided how important it was to transmit everything learned to our colleagues and the rest of the public.
For this reason, we decided to carry out a media campaign, in order to inform and raise awareness of the importance of separating and taking each waste to the appropriate place, for its subsequent treatment and use.
We got in touch with the City Council of our town, Picassent, offering the possibility of publishing these posters in the common municipal spaces: Municipal Market, House of Culture, School of Music, City Hall and other associations, and they accepted our proposal. Specifically, we have prepared some posters with the following slogans:
HELP THE PLANET BY THROWING PLASTIC INTO THE YELLOW BIN
THROW YOUR TIRES WHERE YOU OUGHT
USED OIL HAS A CONTAINER
DO NOT THROW THE GLASS ANYWHERE
RECYCLE PAPER IN THE BLUE CONTAINER
RECYCLE IN THE BATTERY CONTAINER
THROW ELECTRONIC GADGETS TO THE ELECTRONIC POINT
CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTS
THROW THE MEDICINES TO THE SIGRE POINT
PLEASE DO NOT THROW BULBS ANYWHERE
DO NOT THROW AWAY THE PHYTOSANITARY CONTAINERS WE USED 3K PER PERSON
In the same way we have made an advertising spot for radio. We have contacted the local radio station, Radio l’Om in Picassent, who kindly accepted his broadcast for a period of time.
We are very happy to have carried out all these actions and we hope that they will have the desired result, to help maintain our environment.
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