B:SM facilities generate wastes that are both special and not special. B:SM’s domestic waste is managed by municipal collection and the rest are controlled and managed by other authorised managers.
The main waste generation point at B:SM is, by a broad margin, the Zoo, as the activities done there are similar to that of a small village. It is responsible for 90% of B:SM’s wastes, 90% of which are recycled.
In 2015, we received the first data on organic collection, implemented last year. However, refuse continues to be an important part, and we have set the goal to increase recycling, especially organic, which is where we can have the greatest impact.
At the end of 2015 we carried out several pilot tests at different concerts, including U2, Madonna and Estopa, using reusable glasses.
The refuse percentage was reduced by more than 13% at the Zoo
The Zoo has been recycling for many years, but the efforts to increase recycling are obvious when looking at the figures carefully. In 2015 it had the lowest value for refuse collection and, furthermore, it achieved the highest recycling percentage for all the years for which we have information.
Move to Carrer Calàbria 66
The move to Carrer Calàbria led to an increase in some types of waste such as paper, electronic devices and so forth, which were handled by authorised waste managers. However, the transfer also entailed a renewal of furniture that was reused from other company facilities and from the City Council and they were donated to the Pont Solidari service, by the Banc de Recursos Foundation. Along this line, all the books in the library were donated to the Pare Manel Foundation.
* At the time finishing this report, there were no data on this type
The collection of domestic recycling (lightweight containers, paper and cardboard, glass and refuse) was done by municipal management in all divisions. The associated quantities are not always available, as they are incorporated within the municipal volume collected. For this reason, the data above do not consider domestic waste of containers, paper, glass and refuse.