Recycling for a good cause in Albox

THINK PINK: Recycled glass from the special bins is turned into donations for a cancer foundation. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Albox

RECYCLING and contributing to a good cause are going hand-in-hand in Albox.

The Almanzora-Levante-Velez regional refuse collection service, Ecovidrio and Albox council have presented the ‘Recicla Vidrio por ellas’ (Recycling glass for them) campaign in the municipality.

Now in its fourth consecutive year, the initiative running in 80 towns and cities across Spain aims to encourage residents to use designated bins for depositing glass for recycling, which Ecovidrio then turns into donations for the Fundacion Sandra Ibarra de Solidaridad.


The non-profit foundation founded in 2008 backs scientific investigation into cancer and seeks to improve cancer patients’ quality of life.

Well-known fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada did the design for the special pink campaign “mini-igloos”.  Albox’s two are located in Calle Muro next to the Town Hall.

Last year Albox residents recycled 128 tonnes of glass in the municipality’s 41 bins, representing an average of 11 kilos per person.


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