Mobile application helps promote recycling

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There are products that can have a second use, but if they accumulate they end up becoming garbage and “there is a problem that could be avoided,” he told EFE Alejandro Núñez , developer of the JERApp mobile application .
With the help of the internet and applications, reuse can be promoted to prevent obsolete products from becoming garbage, said Núñez, who created the application under this approach. JER they mean “board, delivery and recycle.”
The app allows connecting to the public, companies or institutions that have products for recycling, facilitates the delivery through a parcel system that picks up garbage in any location.
Products such as clothing, electronic devices, musical instruments, furniture, toys, among others, arrive at recycling companies for the use of materials. JERApp it consists of reducing, reusing and recycling, contrary to the current model of producing, using and throwing.
“This paradigm could be coming to an end,” said Núñez. “What I am betting on the future is that in Mexico they will have to coexist the extended responsibility, where the producer and the brands generate collection programs, and the citizens will have to participate in the reuse,” he said.
Through JERApp “We are capturing that obsolete product, we send companies that recover components such as the engine of a printer, which can be reused for mechatronics or robotics, or the development of products,” he said.
“This is why JERApp is an alternative for garbage management,” he said, adding that he wants the app to extend to more countries.
Since 1950, the public garbage collection has not been able to solve the large amount generated daily. According to data from the National Institute of Statistics of 2016, each inhabitant generates an average of one kilo of garbage per day, and in Mexico, 127.5 million kilos are generated daily.
The application helps in environmental and social issues, but also gives governments another alternative so that people not only depend on garbage trucks, and help recyclers in the collection of materials.
“In Europe there are laws on circular economy. They are 10 or 15 years older, and Mexico it must go there, “concluded Núñez. (I)

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