By Tamsin Brown • 23 June 2022 • 20:25
Green Flags Movement: The Balearic Islands are participating in Spain's glass recycling campaign. Image: Palma Town Hall
Around 15,000 establishments in Spain are participating in the nationwide Green Flags Movement, including 22 municipalities from the Balearic Islands.
Ecovidrio, the non-profit organisation that handles the recycling of glass packaging in Spain, is launching the third edition of its Green Flags Movement. The aim of this initiative is to reward the efforts of hotel establishments and coastal municipalities to increase sustainability during the summer, especially when it comes to the correct management of their waste.
This year 22 municipalities from the Balearic Islands will be taking part, including the Palma Town Hall and 269 local hotel establishments. Together they will try to increase the levels of selective collection of glass containers.
The campaign, which will run from June 15 to August 31, is a response to the considerable increase in the generation of glass waste in coastal areas that results from summer tourism.
At the end of the season, Ecovidrio will award the establishment that handled its glass waste best. On a national level, the Green Flags Movement is carried out in 144 coastal municipalities in five different autonomous communities and involves the participation of almost 15,000 hotel establishments.
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Originally from London, Tamsin is based in Malaga and is a local reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering Spanish and international news.
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