The Mediterranean Games and Ecoembes signed an agreement to encourage the selective collection and waste recycling
The agreement considers the installation of 862 light packaging and 409 paper/cardboard bins in Tarragona 2018 facilitiescategory: News
The XVIII Mediterranean Games Tarragona 2018 and Ecoembes have signed a collaboration agreement today in the morning to encourage the collection and appropriate management of the light packaging and paper-cardboard waste during the sport event, from June 22nd to July 1st in Tarragona and 15 co-host towns. It takes into account the provision of 862 yellow bins for plastic, bricks and cans, and 409 blue bins for cardboard and paper, which will be installed in the facilities of the Games. Other awareness actions will be considered, such as improving signage and distributing information material to Tarragona 2018 athletes, volunteers and audience.
The event was held in Tarragona City Council and was attended by the Mayor of Tarragona and President of the Organising Committee of the Mediterranean Games 2018, Josep Félix Ballesteros, the Ecoembes director for Local and Autonomous Management, Ángel Hervella, and the deputy director of Catalonia’s Waste Agency, Xavier Reinaldos.
The Mayor and President of the Organising Committee of the Mediterranean Games, Josep Félix Ballesteros, thanked Ecoembes for their involvement and engagement and highlighted that “thanks to their collaboration we are positive that Tarragona 2018 will not only be an organisation example for future Games but a reference in terms of environment and sustainability”.
The Ecoembes director for Local and Autonomous Management, Ángel Hervella, remarked that “Ecoembes makes possible that the plastic, can and brick packaging together with cardboard and paper could have a second life. We aim to encourage citizens to recycle more and better and raise awareness among users: simply by placing waste in the corresponding bin they can benefit enormously the environment.
Ecoembes (www.ecoembes.com) is the non profit organisation that promotes the circular economy through packaging recycling. In 2017 more than 1,4 millions of tons of light packages and cardboard and paper were recycled in all the national territory, reaching a recycling rate of 77,1 %. Thanks to this percentage, many environmental benefits were achieved, like avoiding the emission of 1,2 millions of tons of CO2 to the atmosphere and saving 5,8 millions of MWh. Likewise, 20,15 millions cubic meters of water were saved.