Green Flags flying

GREEN FLAG: Almeria City and Mojacar’s Environment councillors with winners from other regions Photo credit: Mojacar town hall

MOJACAR and Almeria City were the only municipalities in Andalucia to win Green Flags for glass recycling this summer.

A total of 125 coastal town and city halls in five autonomous regions took part in the initiative organised by Ecovidrio, with more than 14,000 hospitality trade establishments vying to recycle more glass in July and August than during the previous year.

Mojacar’s haul of 69,321 kilos of glass collected by local bars, restaurants and cafes showed a 31 per cent increase on 2020.

Almeria City, another of Andalucia’s 41 municipalities competing for a Green Flag, collected 440,610 kilos of glass this summer, 37 per cent more than in 2020.

By collecting glass for recycling, all the participants in the Andalucia region prevented the release of more than 4,630 tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to taking more than 2,160 cars off the road for 12 months.

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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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