Ecovidrio: Spaniards recycle more glass

Spaniards recycled six glass bottles per person over the 2005/6 Christmas period, according to figures from Ecovidrio, the not-for-profit company which manages the recycling of glass packaging waste i…

Spaniards recycled six glass bottles per person over the 2005/6 Christmas period, according to figures from Ecovidrio, the not-for-profit company which manages the recycling of glass packaging waste in Spain. A total of 95,259,459 items of glass packaging waste were deposited in containers throughout Spain in the period December 2005 – January 2006. In 2005, Spaniards recycled 10% more glass packaging waste than the previous year. The amount of waste deposited in collection containers rose 44,789 tonnes from 468,512 tonnes in 2004 to 513,302 tonnes in 2005, equivalent to 11.6 Kg per person, up around 1Kg on 2004. As well as glass deposited in containers, 231,289 tonnes of glass packaging waste from other sources (bottling and sorting plants) was recovered, to give a total of 744,600 tonnes in 2005.