Recycling glass bottles and jars represents the evolution and commitment of society with sustainable development. It’s very important to fight against climate change, prevent overusing natural resources and preserve our planet.
In contrast with what some people may believe, contributing to improving and preserving the environment is everybody’s responsibility (not only that of the different administrations through their environmental policies), and by recycling glass we contribute to this in a great extent. The hospitality industry uses 50% of the glass bottles and jars available in the market, which is why their contribution is crucial.
Restaurant and hotel owners play a key role and contribute everyday through their actions in order for the recycling rate in Spain to increase continuously since the current Ecovidrio system was introduced twenty years ago, which is known for being accessible to all citizens.
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To give you a better idea of what we mean, let us give you an example. Just by recycling three glass bottles, we can save enough energy to do laundry three times for four people, or to charge a smartphone for almost one year.
Last year, we recycled 789,235 tons of glass bottle and jar waste. Thanks to this, we were able to prevent the emission of 550,077 tons of CO2, which is equivalent to 134,700 cars being taken off the roads for a year.
Thanks to all citizens, but especially you, the restaurant and hotel owners, we have managed to recycle 7 out of 10 glass bottles and jars and, all together, we can improve that figure because a sustainable planet is the best legacy we can hand down to our future generations.