Green flag movement: the Balearic Islands participate in the Spanish glass recycling campaign. Image: Palma City Council
Around 15,000 establishments in Spain participate in the national green flag movement, including 22 municipalities in the Balearic Islands.
Ecovidrio, the non-profit organization that manages the recycling of glass packaging in Spain, launches the third edition of its green flags movement. The objective of this initiative is to reward the efforts of hotel establishments and coastal municipalities to increase sustainability during the summer, especially with regard to the proper management of their waste.
This year, 22 municipalities in the Balearic Islands will take part, including the town hall of Palma and 269 local hotel establishments. Together, they will try to increase the levels of selective collection of glass containers.
The campaign, which will run from June 15 to August 31, is a response to the considerable increase in the production of glass waste in coastal areas resulting from summer tourism.
At the end of the season, Ecovidrio will reward the establishment that has best managed its glass waste. At the national level, the Green Flags Movement is carried out in 144 coastal municipalities of five different autonomous communities and involves the participation of almost 15,000 hotel establishments.
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