If you are an eco-conscious traveler who is worried about how will stick to your green credentials when traveling abroad, then one place you might want to head is Barcelona, Spain.
In terms of recycling, the home of Gaudí is up there with the very best, meaning you will be able to stick to your principles whilst having a great time.
Wherever you head to in Barcelona, whether you want to make a trip to the Nou Camp, check out the La Sagrada Família or just relax on the beaches, you will spot distinctive recycling bins all over the city. In fact, the City Council has managed to get over 7,000 of these appearing all over the place so that you are never far from your nearest recycling point.
They come in three colors: yellow, green and blue, one of which is for plastic, one for cardboard and one for glass. They are all clearly labeled so there should not be any confusion as to which is which, and they work in the same way as they would anywhere else.
But the Barcelona authorities have not stopped here. Not convinced that the recycling bins would inspire people to recycle enough, they have dished out corresponding colored bags to homes across the capital which can be filled out by the occupants and then taken to the bins. It’s all about making the process as easy as possible, and the signs seem to suggest that it’s working.
Back in 2006, over a third of the total waste in the city was recycled, a fantastic figure that suggests things are really on the up. So if you care about the environment, why not head to Barcelona for a holiday and show your support for their efforts.
Photo of recycling bins in Barcelona, Spain originally posted by maych