A very different invasion

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A very different invasion
RECYCLING INITIATIVE: Adra town hall has joined the Invasion of the Ecolatras campaign Photo credit: Adra town hall

ADRA town hall has joined the Invasion of the Ecolatras (Ecologists) campaign.

The initiative originates with Ecovidrio, the non-profitmaking organisation that collects glass for recycling throughout Spain.

Invasion of the Ecolatras promotes environmentally-aware activities that give more visibility to glass recycling and, at the same time, create a pathway leading to sustainability and the circular economy.

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These are two fundamental elements in Adra town hall’s route map, explained Antonio Sanchez and Jose Crespo, respective councillors for the Environment and the Mayor’s Office.

“Collaboration from the local population is essential,” Sanchez explained.

“The town hall is doing all it can to promote recycling, as we believe this is key to taking care of the planet.”


Crespo revealed that the Adra residents were increasingly committed to recycling, citing the 278 tons of glass they deposited in the Ecovidrio containers in 2020.

This latest Ecovidrio campaign continues until January 30 and the 140 Andalucia municipalities taking part in Invasion of the Ecolatras will be in line for one of the €1,000 prizes awarded to each province.

This will go to the municipality that has the largest Ecolatra population and submits most initiatives relating to sustainability, nature protection or responsible consumption to the www.ecolatras.es website.


The prize money will be donated to charity, used for sports equipment or to promote environmental initiatives.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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