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Marine Debris

Four innovative initiatives for cleaning up the oceans

According to Greenpeace, our oceans receive 200 kilos of rubbish a second and have floating islands of plastic with an area four times the size of California. This situation, which is so harmful to the health of our planet, has inspired four ingenious initiatives for cleaning up the oceans. Read about them here; they'll definitely surprise you! Find out more

The war against plastic waste

Goodbye to single-use plastics

In 2021, sales of single-use plastics such as drinking straws, cutlery and cotton buds will be banned in Europe. With almost 90,000 tons of rubbish in the Pacific alone, these, and other similar measures, are sweeping the globe in an attempt to stem the flow of plastic reaching our oceans. Learn More

Plastic-free shopping and the environment

Is shopping for loose products the solution to reducing our use of plastics?

Shopping for loose produce has become popular again to reduce food wastage and help to halt the avalanche of plastic packaging which is damaging our planet. This way of shopping, which was commonplace until only a few decades ago, enables us to buy foodstuffs and other household products by weight and without packaging, and has become a mainstay of the global zero-waste movement. Learn more

Living without plastics

Is it possible to live without plastics?

Living without plastics is possible. At least it is in Aberporth, a small tourist village on the west coast of Wales. Its 1,100 inhabitants have reduced their consumption to make their village the world's first plastic-free community thanks to 'Plastic-free Aberporth', an initiative led by local resident and filmmaker Gail Tudor. Find Out More

New York climate week 2019

The future of the climate is decided in New York City

New York City (USA) will be the epicentre of the climate agenda in September. The city will host two pivotal events for measuring the degree of commitment to global warming. These are the United Nations Climate Action Summit on 23 September and the Climate Week NYC from 23 to 29 September. Find Out More

The impact of climate change

How is climate change affecting the economy and society?

Not only is it a serious threat to the planet and to people, climate change is also threatening the global economy. This problem needs public-private sector collaboration to change the way we produce goods to other methods that guarantee and drive the development of sustainable economic growth. Learn More

Commitment to the Environment

Young people rise up against climate change

Greta Thunberg is a global phenomenon who is inspiring young people to protest against climate change. And she isn't alone. Thousands of young men and women around the world are worried about their future and have joined the Fridays for Future initiative, which consists of Friday meetings to raise awareness about this global concern. Read more

Energy Transition

We advance towards a sustainable future

The Iberdrola group is committed to a sustainable, safe and competitive business model which replaces polluting sources of energy with clean ones and intensifies the decarbonisation and electrification required worldwide. Know More

What are microplastics?

Microplastics: the silent invasion

Humans have produced 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic since 1950. Only 9% of plastic waste is recycled and the vast majority ends up in landfills and in the environment, where it disintegrates into microparticles that pollute water and air, harm marine wildlife and are ultimately consumed by humans. Find out more

THE DRS AS RECYCLING SYSTEM

And if they paid you for recycling?

Imagine they pay you for every package you recycle. The idea is as modern as it is old, is already successfully employed in countries like Germany, the United States and Australia and is known as the deposit and refund system (DRS). Its aim: to guarantee the recovery of recyclable waste. Find Out More

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