New brown recycling bins for thrown-out food

New brown recycling bins for thrown-out food.

New brown recycling bins for thrown-out food. Credit: Facebook callCarlos

ALL regional and local governments must provide brown recycling bins for thrown-out food by 2024.

This is an “inescapable and inevitable” requirement, declared Environment minister Margarita Ruiz Saiz-Aja.

She was speaking in Suances during a summer course on Solutions for re-using biowaste at the University of Cantabria.

During her talk, Ruiz Saiz-Aja analysed the current situation in Spain where only Cataluña provides the internationally-recognised brown bins for leftover food or food scraps.

Other regions including the Valencian Community, the Basque Region and Navarro were “beginning to move” and others were increasingly beginning to adopt more advanced recycling measures, the minister added.

Although 2024 is the deadline for all European Union countries to recycle their organic leftovers, Spain’s Environment Ministry wants to advance as quickly as possible, Ruiz Saiz-Aja announced.

One of the Ministry’s first steps would be a review of the existing Ley de Residuos waste management law that will amend a 2018 directive by setting out a timetable and a route map for all regional and local governments to follow.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at