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HalaOla wins the first draw of the campaign "Take note, recycle glass" (23/08/2018)

The collaboration of the hotel industry, which generates almost 50% of glass packaging waste, is key to increasing the recycling rate |

Ecovidrio, the non-profit entity in charge of the management of the recycling of glass packaging waste in Spain, develops the "Take Note, Recycle Glass" campaign in the municipality of Cartagena, with the collaboration of the City Council.

HalaOla, has won the prize of the July raffle, an establishment that has also made clear its commitment to recycling glass.

This campaign has the collaboration of more than 130 bars and restaurants in the town, which have been given cubes adapted to facilitate the work of recycling and have been visited to explain the importance of their collaboration with the recycling of glass.

To encourage and motivate the hoteliers to participate in the campaign and to recycle the glass containers, all of them will be able to choose one of the fantastic prizes that are proposed in the contest and in the campaign.

In this first raffle, among all the establishments that participate in the campaign, HalaOla has been the winner of one of the 90 Packs experience for two people that Ecovidrio has raffled off.

For more information about the campaign you can visit this website.

Summer is a fundamental time to increase the recycling of glass.

The increase in tourism, as well as the increase in consumption in the hospitality sector, mean that around 30% of total glass packaging waste is recycled throughout the year.

In this sense, the collaboration of the hospitality sector, which generates almost 50% of glass packaging waste, is key.

Reason why Ecovidrio develops this campaign.


According to the latest data for 2017, the citizens of Cartagena recycled a total of 2,994,320 kilograms of glass, which means that each inhabitant recycles an average of 14.0 kg.

Regarding the rate of containerization, Cartagena is located with an average of 204 inhabitants per container, currently with a total of 1,050 igloos for glass packaging waste installed.

Aware that care for the environment is a factor that gains positions in citizens' habits, Ecovidrio has carried out a study to analyze the concern of Murcians about sustainability and their preferences when it comes to enjoying summer plans.

The survey reveals that for more than 90% of the inhabitants of the region, the absence of waste in water and sand is the determining factor for going to the beach.

The occupation level is the second most important characteristic for 69.2% of the citizens, the security services and the rescue equipment is the third attribute for 60.1%, followed by the quality of the sand for the 58 , 8% and accessibility for 50.1% of Murcia.

In relation to the iconic beach bars, respect for the environment -correct recycling of waste, responsible use of resources, integration with the environment, etc.- is the third aspect most valued by Murcia, behind the hygiene of the establishment and above the good prices.


The origins of the recycling of glass containers go back to the decade of the 80s with the arrival of the first containers in Madrid and Barcelona in 1982. After the approval of the packaging and packaging waste in 1997 and the start of operations in 1998 , Ecovidrio became the managing entity of a recycling model that guarantees a public, professional service and to which all citizens have access.

The recycling of glass containers is a fundamental element to contribute to sustainable development in accordance with the principles of circular economy.

In these two decades of public-private collaboration, the kilogram per inhabitant of packaging waste collected in the Region of Murcia has almost tripled, from about 6 kilograms per person in 1998 to 16.9 kilograms per inhabitant. nowadays.

Ecovidrio is the non-profit organization in charge of the management of glass packaging waste recycling.

8,000 packaging companies make it possible, with their contribution through the green dot, the recycling system.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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