The councilor Juan Francisco Martínez has requested that the areas of contribution of waste adapted to people with visual disabilities and reduced mobility be expanded, showing his satisfaction for the good development of the pilot experience launched by the Popular Party government team in the January in Alameda de Cervantes.
Specifically, a container for organic remains and three others have been enabled to house glass, paper and light packaging.
The main feature of these containers has been to have a loading mouth at a lower height than the standard and a metal plate in Braille language for blind people designed according to the criteria of accessible product defined by Fundosa Accessibility, of the ONCE Group, based on requirements of deamulation, apprehension, location and communication (DALCO) as well as based on the UNE EN 170001-1 standard of global accessibility.
Juan Francisco Martínez has pointed out that "this initiative has facilitated that not only people with reduced mobility and visually impaired can deposit their waste but also the elderly and children can use them more comfortably, the latter being special importance for them to practice the culture of recycling and reuse since childhood. Therefore, we request that the commitment expressed together with the groups last January to expand these areas, if the pilot experience was satisfactory, be effective. "
The popular mayor stressed that "the objective of this proposal is to continue advancing in the accessibility of our city and contribute to raising awareness of Lorca for the inclusion and social awareness of people with disabilities. We firmly believe in full and equal participation of these people in all areas, that is why the City Council must continue carrying out actions such as this that help people with disabilities in their daily tasks. "
Martínez Carrasco has concluded by stating that "this measure does not imply an additional cost for the City Council because the expansion of these areas can be carried out gradually as the different containers located on public roads have to be replaced due to their deterioration or at the end of its useful life. "
Source: PP Lorca