By Cathy Elelman • 15 October 2019 • 22:30
THINK PINK: Recycled glass from the special bins is turned into donations for a cancer foundation.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Albox
RECYCLING and contributing to a good cause are going hand-in-hand in Albox.
The Almanzora-Levante-Velez regional refuse collection service, Ecovidrio and Albox council have presented the ‘Recicla Vidrio por ellas’ (Recycling glass for them) campaign in the municipality.
Now in its fourth consecutive year, the initiative running in 80 towns and cities across Spain aims to encourage residents to use designated bins for depositing glass for recycling, which Ecovidrio then turns into donations for the Fundacion Sandra Ibarra de Solidaridad.
The non-profit foundation founded in 2008 backs scientific investigation into cancer and seeks to improve cancer patients’ quality of life.
Well-known fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada did the design for the special pink campaign “mini-igloos”. Albox’s two are located in Calle Muro next to the Town Hall.
Last year Albox residents recycled 128 tonnes of glass in the municipality’s 41 bins, representing an average of 11 kilos per person.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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