For those of you who don't know us, we are a team on campus that works to make both ESADE and its students a little bit more environmentally friendly. Currently, we are recruiting eager new students who would like to make ESADE a greener place, so if you are interested, please email email@example.com. We are really excited to start working with you!
As many of you are settling in to your wonderful new home of Barcelona, we want to make sure that as you go about finding your neighborhood bar or getting lost in the streets of Gotico, that you also notice what the Ayuntamiento of Barcelona has established to help you recycle.
In Barcelona, recycling is like cultural norms. Some aspects are similar to what you're used to but there are also a few differences to be aware of.
Yellow - Plastic, Cans, and "Brics"
This is the widest category and often the most difficult to understand.
Water jugs. (Barcelona water is not the most delicious.)
Plastic bags (although you should use your ESADE or other bags for grocery shopping)
Yogurt containers, coke cans, other metal cans, aluminum foil, plastic wrap.
Brics -- this is what they call the container that milk and juices come in. To some, this is Tetrapak. Whatever you call it, put it in the yellow bin instead of the brown one!
Green - Glass
Beer & wine bottles, and other containers, like jam jars.
Blue - Paper and Cardboard
Cardboard, newspapers, magazines, envelopes, paper bags, old notes.
Brown - Organics/Compost
Fruit and veggie remains. Fish, meat, and egg shells. Corks, tea bags, coffee grounds, used napkins, paper towels.
Gray - Whatever's left after you've sorted all the other waste
Taking out the recycling is as easy as taking out the trash. The bins are frequently placed right next to the gray ones, so you have no excuse!!
We hope this helps you feel a bit more settled and prepared for your life in Barna.