Keep the Green Flag flying high

GLASS RECYCLING: Summer campaign to deposit as much as possible in recycling igloos Photo credit: Carboneras town hall

CARBONERAS is competing in a nationwide “friendly” to obtain a Green Flag from non-profitmaking Ecovidrio which collects glass for recycling.

Last year, Carboneras recycled approximately 114 tons of glass, amounting to 14.1 kilos of glass for every registered inhabitant.

Forty-one of the 128 Spanish municipalities taking part in this year’s Ecovidrio campaign are located in Andalucia. All hope to be awarded a Green Flag for increasing the amount of glass left in the recycling igloos placed in their streets.

The hospitality trade generates 52 per cent of Spain’s single-use glass containers and is key to the transition towards a circular economy where recycling is prioritised and waste kept to a minimum.

To make it recycling easier for the sector to separate used glass this year, Ecovidrio is installing new containers and providing free tubs so that participating businesses can take empties to recycling points.

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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 [email protected]

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