From the position of the small amount of strong influence that we all have in our own homes, this new contest aims to make our world a little better. We will try to raise awareness about the important role we can play in improving and sustaining our world through games and challenges on topics such as sustainability, culture and society.
DO YOU KNOW THAT SINCE THE PANDEMIC THE VOLUME OF ALL KINDS OF WASTE HAS INCREASED? DO YOU THINK OF “REUSE” BEFORE “ “THROW AWAY””? HAVE YOU REPAIRED THE AMOUNT OF OBJECTS THAT COULD HAVE A SECOND LIFE INSTEAD OF BECOMING GARBAGE?
In the September challenge we wanted to reflect on the importance of managing the waste we generate, especially in the current situation.
During the pandemic, many recycling programs have been stopped and, once again, Nature will lose out. It is time to use our imagination. To make a table with a door; a lamp with a racket … or (SEE HERE) to turn Athletic shirts into hospital gowns. We must differentiate the waste from our houses well, reusing what we can and recycling the rest correctly. And given the circumstances, with special attention to the masks, gloves and PPE that we use to protect ourselves, thus preventing them from ending up in the oceans.
Take a picture of something you’ve reused and given it a second life*
Every month, we will publish a report on your answers on the website, where the photos you send us will appear. Furthermore, we will hold a draw for an Athletic Club shirt for all participants. And if you are a supporter of the Foundation, you will be entered into a draw for a special surprise prize.
It is true that, during confinement, CO2 levels improved, but due to the pandemic, and not to a general change in attitude. At the same time, more and more masks and gloves are being thrown into Nature, on the ground and in the seas. And the consumption of plastic does not stop reducing. The future is at stake and our time to react is running out.
Advantages of properly organizing waste and reusing:
– You can recycle or reuse practically everything we have at home: glass, plastic, cardboard, organic waste, wood …
– Organic waste can be turned into resources instead of garbage.
– Consumption is reduced and money and energy are saved.
– Helps to prevent rivers and soil from being polluted.
– Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.
– The need to burn recyclable waste is reduced.
– The spread of dangerous substances is avoided.
On this website you will find information about the concept “Trash”, which is the waste that humans generate and abandon in our natural environments. It’s worth it!