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The containers, which were built with materials reused by students of Environmental Civil Engineering, are located in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, specifically in the tunnel access corridor that connects the Ignacio Domeyko and Isabel Bongard campuses.

To recycle plastic, aluminum cans, paper, cardboard and glass, the Student Center of the Environmental Civil Engineering degree and the Association of Officials of the University of La Serena (AFULS), with the support of the Faculty of Engineering and Rotarac La Serena Oriente, opened a Clean Point for the institution, in the context of Environmental Awareness Week.

clean point3The activity was attended by university authorities, academics, officials and students of different careers, who valued the initiative and called for creating more spaces such as the recently opened.

The Vice Chancellor for Economic and Administrative Affairs of the ULS, Dr. Armando Mansilla, was emphatic in saying that “recycling is to make us aware that we should be concerned, but above all, take care of leaving a healthy world for the future of our next generations, and this it is achieved with a joint work, in which we join forces and work for the care of our land ”.

This student project was completed with the collaboration of AFULS, which was responsible for financing the initiative through funds granted by the institution for these purposes.

The president of the Center for Environmental Civil Engineering Students, Enrique González, affirmed that “this idea was based on the fact that Chile is owed in terms of sustainability, and the University is not exempt from this; However, with small actions, such as the reforestation plan promoted by the institution, we are taking steps, to which this clean point is added, which brings us to achieve this sustainable development ”.

The president of the Association of Officials of the University of La Serena, Karina Núñez, said that “today we can finally see something tangible and concrete, we contribute to expand the Clean Point. Now a container is available and we support the management so that a company can remove the toners from printers and we have already started training with the auxiliaries ”.

The Clean Point, which has containers built with materials reused by students of Environmental Civil Engineering, is located in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, specifically in the tunnel access corridor that connects the Ignacio Domeyko and Isabel Bongard campuses.

The Environmental Awareness Week also saw a cycle of talks on sustainability and the Eco ULS Fair.

Written by Patricia Castro, DirCom