Thursday, December 7

‘One earth’, World Environment Day


Photo: Waste treatment

The Urbaser company is an international benchmark in environmental management and in the circular economy, respecting the value of natural resources and the environment.

The company is committed to promoting a sustainable development model for cities, understood in terms of the well-being of its inhabitants, and is committed to innovative and technological solutions that allow it to face environmental, social and economic challenges in a resilient manner, in each of its areas of action, such as waste treatment, urban services and the water cycle, managing everything thanks to a great human team and always maintaining health and safety.

Urbaser SA
Way of Ants, 171. Madrid
Phone 91 412 20 00
Email: [email protected]


Photo: Performance in Jarandilla de la Vera

With more than 50 years of experience, this company from Extremadura offers innovative solutions in the sustainable management of water, natural resources and environmental health, in line with the 2030 Agenda roadmap and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ) of the United Nations. Aquanex provides daily supply, sanitation and purification services in more than 90 municipalities in the region, reaching more than 400,000 people in the provinces of Cáceres and Badajoz.

Aquanex ensures that drinking water reaches homes in Extremadura with the highest quality and quantity, and then returns it to the natural environment in the best conditions. A team of 310 professionals is responsible for ensuring, with the utmost professionalism and rigor, the efficient management of the integral water cycle.

Sustainable Development is the basis of Aquanex’s management model, and implies generating shared value for all relationship groups, including future generations. This approach requires acting according to the principles of corporate responsibility, that is, integrating not only economic variables into the management model, but also social, ethical and environmental ones and placing people at the center of the strategy. The vocation and respect for public service are the driving force of Aquanex’s work, therefore, efficiency and transparency are the axes of the provision of a service that, in addition, aims to bring citizens closer every day.

Some of the main achievements of Aquanex during these years has been the modernization, automation and digitization of the facilities. The reduction of non-registered water, the implementation of the Digital Municipality in services and the promotion of tap water as water of guarantee and quality. All this has made it possible to reduce CO2 emissions, without forgetting the most disadvantaged, with reductions in rates and the creation of a social fund to pay the water bill for the most vulnerable. These achievements have been possible thanks to the alliances, the trust of the clients and the public-private collaboration that it maintains with the administrations and the work of the 310 people who make up Aquanex.

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City Hall of Torremayor. Badajoz
Telephone: 900 600 410
WhatsApp: 638 577 83

Canal Isabel II

Photo: Biological reactor where organic contamination is degraded

In Cáceres, the Canal de Isabel II manages the three treatment plants that treat the wastewater coming from the city through the wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). The good condition of rivers, fauna and flora depends on this function.

This wastewater reaches the treatment plants through the sewage networks, in turn maintained by the Canal de Isabel II. All the activities it develops are focused on contributing to the safety and health of people, the protection of the environment and care for the quality of its services. Its work is certified and accredited by different national and international organizations and entities.

Av. Virgen de Guadalupe, 43, 10005 Cáceres
Telephone: 927 21 12 50


Photo: Average Building in Badajoz

In many municipalities in the province of Badajoz, those in charge of the integral cycle of water management, that is, potabilization, supply and purification, as well as waste management, is Promedio, a consortium of the Diputación de Badajoz .

They work to improve the quality of life of citizens and the sustainable rural development of the territory. In small towns, Promedio is also in charge of unblocking and inspecting sanitation networks, collecting furniture and belongings, as well as batteries, used batteries, as well as electrical and electronic equipment or construction and demolition waste, although not everything has to be do with these types of waste because they also deal with pest vector control.

Pardaleras Avenue, 64. Badajoz
Telephone: 924 220 427
Twitter: @AverageBadajoz
Facebook: AVERAGE Environmental Management Consortium
Instagram: Average Badajoz

Coca-Cola, #HospitalityForTheClimate

Photo: After the success achieved, the goal in 2022 is to seek the decarbonization of the hospitality industry

The 2015 Paris Agreement set society the goal that the increase in temperature on Earth would be below two degrees by the end of the century, and more ambitious efforts would be made to not exceed the 1.5 level. degrees.

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In Spain, the #PorElClima Community was born, the multi-stakeholder platform to ambitiously implement the Paris Agreement by accelerating climate action in the different sectors of society, promoted by representatives of the three key sectors of change: public administrations, business and citizens , in which ECODES is the executive secretary. And within it, Coca-Cola and ECODES decide to contribute to promoting carbon neutrality in a key sector: the hotel industry.

Hospitality #PorElClima is a virtual platform that brings together a community of hospitality establishments that decide to commit to society, our environment and a better future.

Since the launch of this initiative in 2017, more than 2,000 establishments have joined, implementing more than 17,000 climate actions.

In addition, to give relevance and visibility to the ‘good practices’ of the sector, the Hospitality website #PorElClima has published more than 150 stories and seven success stories.

This initiative has three main objectives with which it is committed to society and its environment to achieve a better future. On the one hand, helping to reduce the environmental impact of restaurants with tips and tools. On the other hand, promoting the hospitality sector as an example of a committed sector; and a third that consists of making the climate actions of each of the participating establishments visible.

To meet these challenges, Hospitality #PorElClima helps each establishment to identify the actions that they already have in place or that they could implement to become a low-carbon establishment. These actions are based on six pillars of action: waste management, energy, responsible consumption, mobility, carbon footprint and water.



Photo: View of the Green Fuel plant in Extremadura

Green Fuel is an Extremaduran company dedicated to the production of sustainable biofuel, that is, that produced from sustainable raw materials such as vegetable oil residues, recycled used cooking oils… Created in 2009, it has been evolving and growing until it has become a plant that manufactures second generation biodiesel and glycerin. 100% of its first product is exported to Europe, while glycerin is mainly exported to the Asian market.

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Another of its objectives is to acquire a high level of competitiveness through research and development to offer a product with characteristics that meet the needs of its customers, their expectations and, furthermore, perfect a quality management system that provides the framework for continuous improvement and compliance with all legal and sustainability requirements.

National Road 630, PK 675.7. The Saints of Maimona, Badajoz.
Telephone: 924 969 066


La Vera Paprika is a product with a smoky, intense and penetrating flavor and aroma, due to the drying process to which the peppers are subjected. As for its coloration, it is intense red with relative brightness. It has a high coloring power, higher in the varieties of the Ocales group than in the Bola variety. Both its flavor, aroma and color are highly stable over time, mainly due to the slow drying process to which the fruits are subjected.

According to its flavor we can establish three groups: Sweet paprika: with a mild flavor, totally sweet. Made with the Bola and Jaranda varieties; ocal or bittersweet paprika: mildly spicy on the palate. Made with the Jaranda and Jariza varieties; and finally the spicy paprika: pronounced itching on the palate. Made with the Jeromín, Jariza and Jaranda varieties.

The pepper production area for the production of “Paprika de la Vera” is made up of the municipalities included in the natural regions of La Vera, Campo Arañuelo, Valle del Ambroz and Valle del Alagón, in the north of the province of Cáceres, specifically fifty municipal terms.

The process of making Pimentón de la Vera takes place in two steps, the first consists of drying the fruits, which is carried out by the farmer himself in the dryers available on his farm; the second is the grinding of dry peppers, in charge of the industrial millers located in the area covered by the Protected Designation of Origin.

Avda. of the Constitution 177, 1º. Jaraiz de la Vera, Cáceres.
Telephone: 927 17 02 72

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