What is the Aarhus convention?

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Look around you… breathe deeply, observe your surroundings and improve your senses, what does it smell like? What do you listen to? … Take a minute to analyze on the surroundings and what you see.

Sometimes we think that the world will stay as we know it, that it will not change and that we will always enjoy all the benefits of nature. Unfortunately, this is not the case, our environment changes daily because new roads, factories, buildings and even entire cities are continually being built. The population continues to grow exponentially which causes humans to consume more food and more products which causes agriculture, food production and other items to intensify their production, creating environmental risks due to the fact that more land is required for agriculture, more natural resources are extracted for production, more energy is needed which causes more CO2 production in the environment and in thousands of cities there are no adequate controls for industrial waste or there is no culture of tire recycling by what indiscriminately pollutes rivers and soils.

The high pollution in the cities of the world, rivers and soil begins to spread in the entire world. There are even islands of garbage in the sea, as well as reefs of tires in the sea. Gas emissions that cause greenhouse effect, population and production of articles continue to grow; which will cause serious consequences in the future for all living beings. The concern of the countries on these issues has helped to create agreements and protocols that help to take care of the environment to guarantee the safety, health and quality of life of all the inhabitants of the planet, and that´s why Aarhus convention was created.

The Aarhus Convention links environmental rights with human rights, helping to prevent environmental risks and keeping all people informed about environmental situations by allowing access to information, participation and access to justice in environmental matters; its objective is to ensure that nature is protected and to help make the world a better place to live, allowing all living beings to have the right to live in a safe environment and promote the health and well-being of every plant, animal and human being.

The Aarhus Convention provides access to information, the participation of the public in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters, is a unique international agreement that helps to prevent these risks. It grants rights to the population and imposes clear obligations on governments and their public authorities to help ensure that the environment is protected and that our world is a better place to live. It gives us all the right to live in an environment that protects and sustains health and well-being.

This agreement gives people the right to access information. The authorities must collect and disseminate environmental information and if any citizen requests a type of information about the environment, the authorities must provide it. In addition, it establishes that people can participate in making decisions that may affect the environment and access to justice means that the law will be challenged on any plan, program or decision that adversely affects the environment.

Some of the rights include early, adequate and effective information, which refers to people having access to relevant information about public participation, proposed activities, the decisions that could be adopted, who will make the decision and the procedure for public participation. In addition, the authorities must publish public participation on time, this means that they must have enough time to inform people and that citizens can participate effectively.

Access to all relevant information for decision making should be free and should be available to anyone who requests it and thus have the opportunity to be heard by the authorities, public participation must be taken into consideration and when making a decision the public must be informed; if the authorities update or reexamine their decision, all steps must be taken again.

Caring for the environment is a commitment of all the people who live on this planet; for this reason the founders of Globarket decided that their commitment and contribution to society would be tire recycling.

The tires are one of the main pollutants of the world, millions of tires are discarded annually and millions of them end up in landfills or at the bottom of the sea, causing damage to the ecosystem. The problem of tires in a landfill is that they slowly degrade and attract pests such as rodents or other animals that cause damage to the health of the inhabitants of the region; in addition, if they were burn, they will produce CO2 emissions that would cause greater pollution to the environment. Forgetting about them or burning them is not an option, so we should always consider tire recycling.

From tires recycling we can get rubber, steel and nylon rope; which we can reuse in different ways. At Globarket we use all these material to create new products with great quality and we help to take care of our environment producing different products such as: derived fuel, derived aggregate, colorized rubber mulch, colorized buffings, crumb rubber, granulate and infill material.

The products we offer from tire recycling have many uses in daily life, help in gardening, improve the landscape in sidewalks, allow creating cushioned floors, serves in construction projects, saving raw material such as petroleum and natural fuels like coal and wood, among others. We invite you to join this great movement of recycling and care for the environment and most importantly create a better world for the future.

 

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