The brand-new basketball court that opened in Murcia last week is in the Prince of Asturias Pavilion and is the second to be installed in Spain. This court has dimensions of 28 meters long and 15 meters wide.
The initiative has been promoted by Ecovidrio, the regional government and the Basketball Federation of the Region of Murcia. For its production, more than 18 tons of glass were collected in special ball-shaped containers that were installed last autumn in 12 municipalities of Murcia.
The track has been manufactured exclusively with recycled glass with a resin finish. The mayor of Murcia, José Ballesta, has stated that, in addition to being a sign of sustainable development, this initiative serves to promote sports and healthy living.
The campaign began on October 28 last year and has allowed the development of awareness work throughout the region. In Murcia, talks were also offered in 16 schools, reaching more than 1,500 students. Also, several events were held in the street to inform the citizens.
The mayor highlighted that the recycling of glass helps in the fight against climate change and reduces the CO2 emission of its manufacturing process. During 2019 the inhabitants of the Region of Murcia recycled 10% more than the previous year.