Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Vatican goes green, opens recycling centre

New collection system aims to reduce waste in Vatican City
St. Peter's Basilica as seen from the Vatican Gardens. (Photo Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA)
A recently announced recycling network within Vatican City goes live today.

The State Governorate of Vatican City Events Coordination announced the central waste collection point Nov. 14, which adds onto of current recycling practices.
Inspired by Pope Francis' encyclical Laduato si', the leaders of the Vatican's State Governorate said they hope the small state "can in some way become a good example of a 'green' and non-polluting state."
The system used for many years in the Vatican featured recycling and different coloured bins for appropriate waste to be sorted. The new system features a central collection area, as well as additional areas for larger construction-type waste, such as metal, and for special hazardous and non-hazardous waste, such as electronics and certain liquids.

For more information, view the article on Catholic News Agency.

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