waste

Waste treatment
Incineration
6.8%
Dump
39.6%
Recycling
53.6%
There is a production of 485 kg of urban waste per inhabitant.
MIXED WASTE
82%
Paper and paperboard
23%
Glass
7%
Plastic
13%
Organic material
49%
Others
8%
SELECTIVE COLLECTION
18%
Paper and paperboard
27%
Glass
18%
Containers
16%
Wood
3%
Plastic
3%
Metals
1%
Others (plant remains, electrical equipment, batteries, etc.)
32%
3R Strategy
Law 22/2011, on waste and contaminated soils, defines the strategy of 3 "arres" - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for the prevention and reuse of waste generated.

1.

Reduce
Buy what you need and choose products with simpler packaging.

2.

Reuse
Look for a new use of the containers to reduce the number of residues.

3.

Recycle
Separate waste correctly and dispose of it at the nearest recycling point to increase its life cycle.
THE BEST RESIDUE IS THE RESIDUE THAT IS NOT PRODUCED
European Week of Waste Prevention 2011
DID YOU KNOW..?
 
AN ALUMINUM CAN TAKES 500 YEARS TO DISINTEGRATE.
Spain is the 5th EU country to generate packaging and the 10th in its recycling.
 
RECYCLING 1 TON OF PAPER SAVES 17 TREES.
In Spain, up to 80% of paper and paperboard is recycled, surpassing the European average of 70.4%.
 
THE ENERGY SAVED IN THE RECYCLING OF A GLASS BOTTLE ILLUMINATES A 100W BULB FOR 4 HOURS.
The recycling rate of glass in Spain is 67%, slightly lower than the European average of 70%.