According to the data provided by the resort’s Mayor “in the first four months of 2022, the volume of glass recycling has almost tripled compared to 2021, going from 288,630 kilos recovered to 832,340”.
For more than a decade, Benidorm has always been among the municipalities in Spain with the highest volume of glass recycling per inhabitant, far exceeding the national average
Recycling dipped during the Covid pandemic but according to Gómez, people have started to recycle their waste materials once more, making use of an increased number of containers spread throughout the resort.
Not only glass
The recycling of packaging has grown more than 27 percent in the first months of the year. A total of 220,400 kilos were recovered. Add to that the recycling of 323,380 kilos of paper and cardboard and you have an increase of 45 percent of materials recovered.
Benidorm’s green strategies have also seen a greater increase in the number of recycled batteries, an increase of over 120 percent.
Gómez said that in addition to recycling “glass, paper, packaging and batteries, which are usually the most common waste, the City Council also favours the recycling of other waste such as furniture, electrical appliances, rubble, pruning remains, car batteries or fluorescent tubes.
The mobile Ecopark service operates from Monday to Friday. This enables people to get rid of all manner of unwanted items, usually from the comfort of their doorsteps. Items picked up include cooking oil, vehicle oil, batteries, small electronic devices, and small toxic container devices. It’s practically a door-to-door service and is proving enormously popular.
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