Torrevieja has gotta lotta bottles
THE TOWN of Torrevieja has been recognised for its commitment to recycling.
Deputy mayor Fanny Serrano noted that the council’s summer campaign helped to encourage a six per cent increase in recycling of glass in the municipality, pushing the total to 852 tons. Sra Serrano explained that this had been done in conjunction with Ecovidrio, the non-profit company which recycles glass all over Spain.
She said that residents and businesses in Torrevieja were recycling twice as much glass as the national average of 16kg per person each year.
Regional boss of Ecovidrio, Roberto Fuentes handed Sra Serrano the ‘Iglú Verde’ (green igloo) prize to recognise the efforts of the town.
He reminded that glass is an ‘ecological’ product and can be recycling ‘infinitely’.
“Glass should not be considered as rubbish,” added Sra Serrano. “It is the most ecological container available.”
She noted that 251 bars and restaurants in Torrevieja had taken part in the summer campaign, with the hostelry trade using 50% of the bottles made for products such as wine, beer and spirits.
The summer accounts for 30% of the glass used during the year by the hostelry trade.
Additional containers were handed to the businesses to facilitate recycling and the number of pick-ups by the company was increased.