Stunning glass figures promote recycling in Almeria

COURT LADIES: The figures are based on the designs of well-known people from different areas of Spanish society. CREDIT: Facebook Ayuntamiento de Almeria @aytoalm

STUNNING figures created from reused glass currently on show at various locations in Almeria city are helping to raise awareness about recycling.

The provincial capital is the final stop for the ‘Ecomeninas Andalucia Gallery’ travelling exhibition of statues of court ladies, an artistic initiative devised by the Ecovidrio company which collects and recycles glass in the city.

The figures themselves are based on the designs of artists and well-known people from different areas of Spanish society, among them designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and bullfighter El Cordobes.

Almeria council’s Environmental Sustainability councillor Margarita Cobos said the city was “proud” to be the location where the travelling exhibition finally ends on November 24 having started on June 5 in Seville and toured all the provincial capitals in Andalucia.

She said the figures would “remind Almeria residents and visitors about the importance of recycling glass, caring for the environment and working together in favour of sustainability.”

Ecovidrio area delegate Jesus Gutierrez meanwhile issued a reminder that “glass which ends up in a green container or igloo will have infinite lives, while if it ends up in a grey container it will be thousands of years without being used.”

The 19 so-called ‘Ecomeninas’ are located in the  Plaza de la Constitucion (Plaza Vieja), Plaza de la Catedral, Puerta Purchena, Plaza Pablo Cazard, Plaza Emilio Perez, Parque Nicolas Salmeron, at three different points on the Rambla Federico Garcia Lorca and in the Parque de las Familias.

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Cathy Elelman

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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