Every Spaniard recycled 62 glass containers in 2016 – three times more than in 2015. Spaniards recycled 752,234 tons of glass in the green recycling bin in 2016, an average of 16.2 kilograms per resident, according to Ecovidrio’s figures published in ABC.

The amount recycled through the recycling bins together with the amount of glass recycled through other means (140,000 tons) – collected at urban solid waste plans and other private collectors – put our country’s recycling rate at 73%, well above the target set by the European Union (60%) and in line with the European average of 70%, according to Eurostat.

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