Glass recycling encouraged in Guardamar del Segura

CAMPAIGN: 37 tonnes of glass is the target. Photo credit: Twitter

ECOVIDRIO, the non-profit company that makes the glass recycling bins in Spain have linked up with Guardamar del Segura for a summer campaign.

Under the campaign slogan of ‘Toma nota, recicla vidrio’ (Take note, recycle glass), Ecovidrio is hoping to encourage more than 70 hotels, bars and restaurants in the locality and will be provided with 30 glass recycling containers.  It’s estimated that the hotel industry generates 50% of glass waste.

At the same time, extra recycling points will be added and covered with special logos to bring them to the notice of local people and get them to use the bins.

According to the latest data for 2016, Guardamar del Segura recycled a total of 582,410 kilograms of glass, which means that each inhabitant recycles an average of 17kgs.

The scheme is also being rolled out across the country to coincide with the increases in tourism to Spain which in itself generates more potential waste of glass as more people use the hotel sector.

If the forecasts are met, 36,800 tonnes of glass will be recycled via the 74 participating municipalities which equates to four times the weight of the Eiffel Tower.

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