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Tourism with less ecological impact is possible in Barcelona

According to an estimate made by the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, the tourist activity of the city is responsible for 8% of the total waste generated. To address this situation, Rezero launches today the Zero Waste BCN Tour campaign to encourage people visiting the city to not produce waste during their stay, and thus bring them […]

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COVID-19: Alianza Residuo Cero calls on the Government not to give in to the plastics industry and support effective waste management

COVID-19 is causing a serious lack of control in the urban waste management as, among other things, manual separation has been stopped in sorting plants. The industry is already pushing to delay the transposition of legislation limiting single-use plastics. The European Commission calls on the Member States not to lower their recycling rates and opt […]

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Better health without plastic (5): the case of disposable gloves

Plastic gloves and disposable masks are probably one of the images that will remain in our minds when we think about the health crisis we are experiencing. Why are we using disposable gloves? We are facing a still unknown disease with a highly contagious capacity and, as citizens, the only measures we can take are […]

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Impacts in Catalunya and the Balearic Islands’ waste generation

After the first month of the health crisis caused by Covid19 and trying to manage as a society the emotional shaking and human pain that this pandemic is causing, we begin to have quantitative evidence of its impact on waste generation. According to production and selective collection data published by the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, the […]

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Better health without plastic: (3): Zero wet wipes

The consumption of wipes is increasing during lockdown. Shall we fix this? Cloth towels, sponges, hands, toilet paper or bidet are alternatives. In recent years, interest in the impacts generated by the current model of production, consumption and waste generation of single-use products, especially plastics, has increased. Wet wipes are an example of products that […]

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Rezero takes part in the public consultation of the Ministry of Finance on the introduction of a tax for single-use plastic items

Rezero has taken part in the Ministry of Finance’s public consultation on the introduction of a tax levied on single-use plastic articles intended to contain or protect food goods or products. Rezero supports the Spanish Government’s initiative and suggests several measures for a correct implementation. • Expand the tax to cover all single-use containers and […]

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Manacor city works on a prevention plan with Rezero

We have been working for a couple of months on the Manacor Municipal Waste Prevention Plan. The Prevention Plan is a transformative instrument that allows defining, structuring and scheduling actions to prioritize waste prevention at the municipal level. With more than 42,000 inhabitants, Manacor is a city in Mallorca that generates more than 25,000 tons […]

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Rezero presents Zero Beach at the 1st Interregional Learning Event

Most of the projects, campaigns and studies we carry out at Rezero focus on Catalunya and the Balearic Islands, where we have our offices. These are coastal territories which both contribute to and suffer the consequences of marine litter generation. Therefore, as an environmental entity that works in coastal areas, this is a phenomenon of […]

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The Food Loss and Food Waste Prevention Act is passed

On March 4th the Plenary of the Parliament of Catalunya passed the first Law on the prevention of food losses and food waste with all votes in favour. Its application can make it a benchmark law in Europe. According to 2010 data, food waste in homes, retail stores and restaurants in Catalunya was of 262,471 […]

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