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Recycled glass campaign to benefit breast cancer victims

Councillors and representatives of Ecovidrio in Torremolinos. :: SUR
Councillors and representatives of Ecovidrio in Torremolinos. :: SUR
  • The proceeds from the recycled glass, which this year had seen an increase of 13 per cent, were donated to the Sandra Ibarra Cancer Foundation

More than 225 kilos of glass has been collected during the 'Recycling Glass for Them' cancer campaign that was held in Torremolinos last month. The campaign, now in its fourth year, was organised by Ecovidrio, a non-profit entity responsible for managing the recycling of glass-packaging waste in Spain.

The initiative was launched on World Breast Cancer Day, when two pink containers were installed in front of the town hall, in which residents were asked to place their waste glass. The proceeds from the recycled glass, which this year had seen an increase of 13 per cent, were donated to the Sandra Ibarra Cancer Foundation.

Torremolinos was awarded the green flag for recycling in the initiative 'Green Flags for Sustainability', which recognises the Spanish coastal municipalities that are committed to combating climate change and coastal protection through the recycling of glass. Marbella and Mijas were also recognised for their commitment to the campaign.