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The "Little Recyclers" campaign seeks to encourage the recycling of glass containers (15/10/2019)

Ecovidrio and the Region of Murcia, in collaboration with the municipalities of the municipalities of Molina de Segura, Santomera, Abanilla, Beniel and Las Torres de Cotillas launch a contest between schools to raise awareness and inform their students about glass recycling

The municipality whose participating schools recycle the largest amount of glass containers, through the containers installed for this purpose, will win the “Rincon de Los Peque Recicladores”, a leisure space for the children of the municipality

Ecovidrio, the non-profit entity responsible for the management of the recycling of glass container waste deposited in containers throughout Spain, and the Ministry of Environment of the Region of Murcia, in collaboration with the municipalities of Molina de Segura , Santomera, Abanilla, Beniel and Las Torres de Cotillas, launch “The Little Recyclers”.

This is a school awareness campaign that is developed through a contest so that students become aware of the importance of recycling glass packaging waste.

For the launch of the contest, which begins on October 1 and will run until November 30, a container decorated and personalized with the theme of the campaign has been placed in the vicinity of each of the schools, to that students, teachers and family members deposit glass containers.

The municipality, whose participating schools are the ones with the most kilograms of glass containers recycled (by students enrolled in primary school), will be the winner of the contest and will obtain the so-called “Corner of the Little Recyclers”, a leisure and relaxation space for all Children of the municipality.

On the other hand, each month, the most recycling school in each of the five participating municipalities will receive a check worth € 100 for the purchase of school or sports equipment.

Likewise, during the month of November several dynamic actions will be carried out in the municipalities so that the campaign is present and visible, thus encouraging all schoolchildren and families to recycle the largest amount of glass containers.

Finally, there will also be a theatrical representation in each of the participating populations aimed at all primary school children, with a theme related to glass recycling and the importance of adopting more sustainable behaviors.

Glass recycling data in the Region of Murcia According to the latest available data for 2018, citizens of the Region of Murcia recycled a total of 25,366,441 kilograms of glass containers.

This means that each citizen recycled an average of 17.2 kilograms of glass.

Regarding the rate of containerization, the Region of Murcia is located with an average of 204 inhabitants per container, currently having a total of 7,233 igloos for glass container waste installed throughout the region.

Environmental benefits of glass recycling The glass deposited in the containers is 100% recycled and is used for the manufacture of new containers, indefinitely and without losing the original properties.

Recycling glass prevents the growth of landfills.

Recycling glass is a key element in the fight against climate change.

By using calcine - recycled glass - in the manufacture of new containers, the extraction of raw materials from nature is avoided, avoiding soil erosion and deforestation of our environment.

In addition, the emission of CO2 in the manufacturing process is minimized and energy is saved.

Source: Agencias

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