• #SpainRecyclesGlass 
    Almost 700,000 tons of glass packaging waste were recycled in 2014
    Each Spanish person recycled 14.8 kg of glass, or 56 glass packaging per resident
    75% of Spanish people say they always recycle their glass
    We have achieved a recycling rate of 68.9% (MAGRAMA 2012)
  • We recycle to protect the environment
    We prevent the extraction of 833,000 tons of raw materials
    Ahorramos 1.875.000 Megavatios - Hora de Energía
    We save 1,875,000 megawatts per hour of energy CO 2
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  • #SpainRecyclesGlass 
    Almost 700,000 tons of glass packaging waste were recycled in 2014
    Each Spanish person recycled 14.8 kg of glass, or 56 glass packaging per resident
    75% of Spanish people say they always recycle their glass
    We have achieved a recycling rate of 68.9% (MAGRAMA 2012)
     
  • We recycle to protect the environment
    We prevent the extraction of 833,000 tons of raw materials
    Ahorramos 1.875.000 Megavatios - Hora de Energía
    We save 1,875,000 megawatts per hour of energy CO 2
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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 allows the glass packagings to come back to life countless number of times. All the machinery that is activated by recycling is a clear example of sustainability and of a circular economy. 
To make this possible, the combined work of the catering sector, the industry and government bodies is very important, but only the responsible citizen is able to set it in motion . All of our actions are a considerable commitment on the preservation of the environment and on a sustainable social development.
 

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Cada vez somos más los ciudadanos comprometidos con el reciclado de vidrio.
En 2014 cada español recicló 14,8 kg -> 56 envases por habitante.

El 75% de los españoles declara reciclar siempre el vidrio. Esto es posible gracias a más de 300 campañas que llegan a niños, jóvenes y hosteleros cada año.

Ecovidrio pone en marcha concursos que fomentan la transparencia y la excelencia en todos los procesos que intervienen en la cadena de reciclado de vidrio. 

Porque casi el 50% del vidrio de un solo uso que se comercializa proviene del canal hostelería, restauración y catering, la colaboración de los profesionales hosteleros es fundamental para lograr un futuro más sostenible.