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  • #SpainRecyclesGlass
    Almost 724.000 tons of glass packaging waste were recycled in 2015
    Each Spanish person recycled 15,5 kg 59  glass packaging per resident
    78% of Spanish people say they always recycle their glass
    We have achieved a recycling rate of 67,4% (MAGRAMA 2013)
  • We recycle to protect the environment
    We prevent the extraction of 870.000 tons of raw materials
    we save 1.956.000 megawatts per hour of energy
    we prevent the emission of 485.000 tons ofCO 2
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  • #SpainRecyclesGlass
    724.000 Icono tons of glass packaging waste were recycled in 2015
    Each Spanish person recycled 15,5 kg Icono 59 Icono glass packaging per resident
    78% of Spanish people say they always recycle their glass
    We have achieved a recycling rate of 67,4% (MAGRAMA 2013)
  • We recycle to protect the environment
    We save 1.956.000 megawatts per hour of energy
    We prevent the extraction of 870.000 tons of raw materials
     
    We prevent the emission of 485.000 tons of CO2
     
     
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The recycling chain 

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Consumer

The recycling chain is started by your collaboration. By correctly depositing glass packaging waste  in the green bin, you contribute to protecting the environment and generating employment and prosperity. 

Collection

Glass packaging waste deposited in the green bins are selectively collected and transported to the processing plant. Glass is 100% recyclable and can be used countless number of times to create new glass packagings with no change in properties nor reduction in quality. 

Processing plant

Glass packaging waste is transported to the processing plant. This waste is subjected to a process of sorting and crushing. In this way, we obtain cullet: small fragments of clean glass that are used as a raw material. 

Glass factory

The cullet is then sent to the glass maker, preventing the extraction of raw materials such as sand, caustic soda and limestone. Recycled glass gives rise to new glass packaging with characteristics and quality that are identical to the originals. What 's more, this process reduces CO2 emissions and saves energy. This is because the oven temperature for the melting of cullet is lower than that required for its raw materials.

Packager

Obliged companies use the glass packaging waste as packaging for the products they commercialise. More than 2,600 companies finance the recycling system with their contributions via the Green Dot. 

Business

In commercial establishments we can find products packaged in glass which comply with the regulations. They can be differentiated from others by the Green Dot on their label. 

The recycling chain

The glass recycling chain is a perfect circle which brings the glass back to life  countless number of times. All the machinery that is activated by recycling is a clear example of sustainability and of the circular economy. 

The combined work of the catering sector, industry and governmental bodies is very important to make this possible, but only the responsible citizen is able to set it in motion. 

The small gesture made by each of us presupposes a commitment of great value for the environment and social sustainable development.

 

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More and more citizens are committed to the recycling of glass.
In 2015 each Spanish person recycled 15.5 kg -> 59 glass packaging per resident

 

78% of Spanish people say they always recycle glass packaging waste. This is possible thanks to the more than 300 campaigns that reach children, young people and the catering sector every year.

Ecovidrio launches tenders which encourage transparency and excellence in all the processes that make up the glass recycling chain.

Because almost 50% of single use glass that is sold comes from the hotel, restaurant and catering trade, the collaboration of catering professionals is fundamental to achieve a sustainable future.