Our legacy

Our legacy

Our legacy

Ecoembes is the organization that cares for the environment through recycling and the eco-design of packaging in Spain.

Our mission is to make it possible for the packaging that is deposited in yellow containers (plastic containers, cans and cartons) and blue containers (paper and cardboard packaging) to be recycled into new raw materials, thus helping to preserve our natural surroundings.

We coordinate with everyone involved in the packaging recycling process: companies that market packaged products; users who buy them and, after consuming them, deposit them in the proper container; government agencies that handle the pick-up; and recyclers who process them and make it possible for them to be converted into new products.

Thanks to their commitment and to a management model based on innovation, sustainability and efficiency, seven out of ten containers are recycled in Spain. This figure is more than 20 points higher than the minimum target set by the European Union and places us among Europe’s top packaging recycling countries.

Since 1998, when we first started out activity, Spain has recycled more than 19,3 million tons of packaging

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Our legacy