Since 2013, ZICLA has collaborated with Ecovidrio in carrying out awareness campaigns to revitalize the selective collection and recycling of glass containers in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.
ZICLA has collaborated with Ecovidrio in several awareness campaigns to encourage the selective collection and recycling of glass containers. These campaigns included those carried out at the following events:
- Fair of the Purísima (Sant Boi de Llobregat – Barcelona) in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
- Ascension Fair in Granollers (Barcelona) in 2014 and 2015.
- World Motorcycling Championship in Montmeló (Barcelona) in 2014.
- Bouquet Market in the city of Vic in Catalonia in 2014.
Likewise, ZICLA has assisted Ecovidrio in the collection and recycling of glass containers in the sessions of Alimentaria 2014 and 2016, as well as in the promotion of the objectives of Ecovidrio and in the diffusion of its role as GIS of glass containers. In 2013, ZICLA advised Ecovidrio in the development of a strategic communication and awareness to revitalize the selective collection of glass containers in the hospitality and restoration sector (HORECA channel).
Ecovidrio is a non-profit entity in charge of managing the recycling of all glass packaging waste in Spain. It offers a public, universal, and free service for citizens and works to turn waste into a valuable resource.
Recycling of glass containers.
The glass recycling chain is a perfect circle which brings the glass back to life countless number of times. All the machinery that is activated by recycling is a clear example of sustainability and for the circular economy. The manufacturing of glass from glass containers consumes less energy than the manufacturing of glass from sand. Consequently, generates less CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. According to Ecovidrio reports stated on its website, recycling three bottles of glass allows you to save enough energy to charge a Smartphone for a year. According to the same source, in Spain, in 2015, each citizen recycled 15.5 kg of glass containers equivalent to 59 glass containers per inhabitant.