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Statistics

Thanks to the collaboration of citizens, the industry, catering professionals and governmental bodies, since 1998 have recycled as much glass as it would take to travel from earth to the moon  11 times. 

If you would like to consult the official data segmented by period of time and geographical area, you can access the statistics below. 

 

SPAIN - GLASS FROM CITIZENS

YEAR REGION PROVINCE
Description Population Glass bins Kgs. of glass
Andalucía 8,379,820.00 33,619.00 102,772,627.00
Aragón 1,308,750.00 6,676.00 18,197,260.00
Asturias (Principado de) 1,034,960.00 4,372.00 15,790,362.00
Balears (Illes) 1,115,999.00 5,356.00 43,349,226.00
Canarias 2,108,121.00 11,811.00 38,911,660.00
Cantabria 580,295.00 3,687.00 10,808,720.00
Castilla y León 2,425,801.00 16,751.00 48,352,909.00
Castilla-La Mancha 2,031,479.00 9,343.00 28,257,079.00
Cataluña 7,555,830.00 36,873.00 151,034,426.00
Ceuta 84,959.00 100.00 0.00
Comunidad Valenciana 4,941,509.00 23,744.00 82,286,269.00
Extremadura 1,079,920.00 4,999.00 7,943,428.00
Galicia 2,708,339.00 15,286.00 43,501,426.00
La Rioja 315,381.00 1,725.00 8,570,200.00
Madrid (Comunidad de) 6,507,184.00 20,155.00 87,777,592.00
Melilla 86,120.00 301.00 381,500.00
Murcia (Región de) 1,470,273.00 7,108.00 24,784,642.00
Navarra (Comunidad Foral de) 643,234.00 5,794.00 16,170,400.00
País Vasco 2,194,158.00 10,446.00 58,810,793.00
Recogidas complementarias * 0.00 0.00 1,535,050.00
TOTAL 46,572,132.00 218,146.00 789,235,569.00

Main figures of Ecovidrio over time:

SPAIN - GLASS FROM CITIZENS

Year Glass from bins (1) Glass from other sources (2) Total
2018 840,603.58 53,567.06 894,170.64
2017 789,235.57 30,553.13 819,788.70
2016 753,509.18 27,523.64 781,032.82
2015 724,657.20 21,061.03 745,718.23
2014 694,325.34 31,409.08 725,734.42
2013 687,683.44 6,325.98 6949.42

(1) During , a total amount of tons of glass has been collected from bins in Spanish towns.

(2) Apart from that, due to other collaborative actions of Ecovidrio, a total amount of tons of glass has been collected from other sources (glass which was not collected by the municipal collection).

 
 
 

The recycling chain is the process that is activated with every glass packaging we put in the green bin. 
In this way we give infinite new lives to glass packagings!

The cycle can only start with your collaboration. 

Did you know that by recycling three glass bottles we save enough energy to charge a Smartphone for one year?
We also prevent the extraction of raw materials and reduce CO2 emissions!