One of the problems of large cities is the high amount of garbage produced in the face of the difficulty of disposing of them in an environmentally acceptable way. That is why in this article, we will cite some cases of a metropolis that have stood out and found intelligent ways to reverse the picture, making the processes worldwide reference, especially about the selective collection.
Part of the solutions are due to the development of new technologies that help to withstand the problems of the big cities, and also minimize the impacts on the planet. Actions like these have caught everyone’s attention.
Smart cities are metropolises that have practices that improve the sustainable lifestyle of its residents, with the application of renewable energy use and efficient methods to address the issue of solid urban waste.
For a place to be considered smart, it should have the following items:
– Offer resources and services accessible to the inhabitants;
– Stimulate bicycle or public transport practices, as an alternative to cars;
– Provide security for those who use alternative means of transportation;
– Ensure security in places of everyday use, such as parks and squares;
– Generate efficiency in the selective collection ;
– Ensure the operation of the recycling system effectively;
– Promote the construction of new houses using energy, water, and sustainable materials;
– Promote accessibility of housing for its residents;
– Government and community always aligned on the issue of city problems;
– Generate accessibility for residents in cultural and social movements and spaces.
Benefits of the smart city with the implementation of the selective collective
The city that has implemented the system of selective collection and recycling has as social and environmental benefits described below:
– increase the environmental awareness of its inhabitants;
– generation of jobs and income for needy families;
– a cleaner city;
– increase the quality of life of its population;
– reduction of the use of natural resources;
– decrease of vector and disease proliferation;
– reduction of food contamination;
– reduction of urban cleaning expenses.