Would City Council launches the 'moneybag' project to reduce plastic consumption

pdf_iconThis initiative seeks recovery of traditional cloth bags to transport all kinds of objects and food.

The City of Haria, through the Department of Environment, coordinating Rosa María Pérez, has launched the 'moneybag' project, presented by sociologist Carmen Morales, with the aim of gradually replacing plastic bags, contaminant compound oil-derived substances, it may take to degrade over half a century, seriously attacking the environment.

This aims to regain use moneybag, a bag made of fabric or wool for storing and transporting objects or food, whose size varied depending on the utility and the piece of scrap available for clothing. Until the early 70, its use was widespread among the inhabitants of the municipality, part of its history and traditional culture.

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The Northern Consistory, committed to protecting the environment and safeguarding the craft and ethnographic heritage of the town, launched the first Craft and Traditional Market in year 2001, wherein the use of these sacks be promoted.

The intention of the Municipal Corporation is continuing to work on environmental protection, raising awareness among residents of the need to discard the use of plastic bags for their polluting effect and getting, further, economic savings, since it is estimated that a person uses on average, three daily bag, representing an expenditure of about 15 euros per year.

Precisely for this purpose, during the celebration of the running trails Would Extreme, City Council replaced the traditional bags that are given to the runners made with synthetic material made from muslin other.

The next activity of this initiative will take place in schools in the municipality, where each child is given a taleguita to carry your breakfast. Another planned actions, the distribution of sacks artisans post in Haria Artisan Market Saturday, as well as among different merchants and residents of the municipality.

For the councilor responsible, Rosa María Pérez, "With this initiative aims to residents of the municipality using the sacks to go to the store, as was formerly, raising awareness and go slowly to the population of the need to acquire healthy lifestyles in harmony with the environment ".

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