27 May 2024

Glass Collection & Recycling on Islands (Canary Islands) – Jacobo Gómez Tomillo [Case Study]

With summer just around the corner, it's useful to understand how glass collection and recycling work in one of the world's most popular summer tourist destinations: the Canary Islands.


We spoke with Jacobo Gómez Tomillo, Director General of Vidrieras Canarias SA, a company within the Verallia group, about their impressive efforts. He explained how they transport collected glass packaging from eight different islands and how they’ve managed to achieve a respectable 72% glass packaging recycling rate in such a challenging environment.