Tor­re­vieja has gotta lotta bot­tles

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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.

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