Ecovidrio: glass recycling stops 377,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

Glass recycling in Spain in 2007 prevented the release into the atmosphere of 377,343 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), a rise of 39,000 tons over the previous year.
Ecovidrio published the figures on 3 …

Glass recycling in Spain in 2007 prevented the release into the atmosphere of 377,343 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), a rise of 39,000 tons over the previous year. Ecovidrio published the figures on 3 December 2008 to coincide with the ceremony for the IX Journalism Awards, which went to the news service of TVE, the program “To the north of Castilla” by Onda Cero Radio in Castilla y Len, the “Markets” supplement of daily El Mundo, and the portal “Ecodiario” by “El Economista”. According to data provided by Ecovidrio, the amount of glass returned for recycling increases each year, resulting in a corresponding fall in the amount of greenhouse gases emissions. In 2007, the number of waste glass deposit containers increased to about one per 299 inhabitants, far ahead of the European average of one container per 500 inhabitants.