12th November 2015
in Xàbia took a huge boost this week when the
Ayuntamiento de Xàbia was presented with an award
for the volume of glass placed in its recycling bins
during the past summer. Ecovidrio, the non-profit organisation
responsible for managing the recycling of glass for
reuse, made the presentation after collecting 783,820
kilograms during the summer.
to data provided by the regional offices of Ecovidrio,
residents of Xàbia recycled 12% more glass than
2014 which meant that the town met and surpassed the
challenge set to sixty coastal municipalities to
study the impact of the summer season on recycling,
especially the influence of the hospitality industry
which uses some 50% of glass products that are sold
on the market.
results were achieved thanks to the expansion in the
number of the collection points for glass to cater
for the high number of visitors during the summer as
well as the increase of activity on the "Horeca"
channel which is specifically for the hotel and restaurant
sector. In Xàbia, the initiative counted on the
cooperation of more than 90 catering establishments.
In addition, containers have been re-covered to improve
their image and information awareness campaigns were
carried out to highlight the importance of continuing
the recycling habits during the holidays.
regards to data relating to 2014, Ecovidrio reported
that a total of 1,499,070 kilograms of recycled glass
was collected which equates to 51.6 kilograms per resident.
In a bid to improve further on those figures, a new
combined collection system has been developed with the
participation of Cespa which has smaller vehicles which
can access parts of the town which Ecovidrio cannot
access themselves. Eight containers can now be emptied
by Cespa vehicles (including one located opposite the
Mercat Municipal to serve restaurants and residents
in the historic centre) and their contents transferred
to a point where it can be collected by Ecovidro. With
regards to the amount of containers available, Xàbia
has an average of 126 residents per container, a total
of 260 collection points for glass located around the
learn more about recycling in Xàbia, click here.