The action is part of the European prevention week between November 21 and 29, 2020. It relates to the most important priority within the hierarchy of waste management, which is waste prevention. It also concerns the correct separation of school waste and a circular economy practice associated with organic matter, its composting and managing a school garden.
The activity will take place in the public school of the town of Betely, with 110 students of primary and secondary education.
The town of Betelu belongs to the Alto Araxes municipality, currently the smallest in population in Navarra (865 inhabitants) and located in an eminently rural area and with a high degree of dispersion among its localities. For this reason, we want to value exemplary waste management and school education practices as an action with which we turn the school population into true educational agents at home.
The practice focuses on the uptake, through the organization of the school center and its students, of all the organic matter that is generated in the dining room and, by extension, throughout the educational center.
Subsequently, it is moved to the composting area to submit the organic matter in an aerobic composting process carried out by the boys and girls themselves who control this biological process. With the compost obtained, the school garden is enriched for the planting and collection of different vegetables. Those same vegetables will return to the dining room again to serve as food for these students and, in this way, close the cycle of organic matter in a paradigmatic example of circular economy in the study center.
These students participate in the selection of the different waste that is generated in the center in the corresponding containers and use, as a center, the sandwich racks or BokatONas to go with the lunch free of packaging.