Fi­esta re­cy­cling reaps re­wards

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By Jo Pugh

THE EQUIV­A­LENT of more than 24,700 glass bot­tles were re­cy­cled dur­ing Benissa’s Moors and Chris­tians event this year, fig­ures have re­vealed.

The ‘Re­con­quest of Glass’ was an ini­tia­tive launched by re­cy­cling com­pany Ecovidrio, and was held in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Va­len­cian pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment and Benissa coun­cil. Just over 6,500 kilo­grammes of glass was col­lected dur­ing the fes­tiv­i­ties.

With this fig­ure, Benissa is cur­rently placed in first po­si­tion of the ‘Dolçaines rank­ing’, equat­ing to each res­i­dent re­cy­cling 12.62 kg of glass con­tain­ers. The town hall is wait­ing to know the re­sults from the rest of the par­tic­i­pat­ing towns. “Six and a half tonnes is an im­por­tant fig­ure for the re­cy­cling cam­paign at the Moors and Chris­tians Fes­tiv­i­ties, so the eval­u­a­tion is very pos­i­tive.” said Domènec Mi­ralles, Moors and Chris­tians co-or­di­na­tor.

Re­cy­cling bins had been placed on literally ev­ery cor­ner of the town cen­tre, which clearly en­cour­aged their us­age.

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