La Gomera has adopted a policy to reduce the use of plastic materials during its fiesta celebrations with a focus on reusable, recyclable and returnable glasses.
These glasses have been dispensed with the first drink at an additional price of one euro, which was returned when the glass was brought back to the bar.
The objective of this plan was to encourage the collection of glasses to prevent the use of throwaway plastic containers, and if glasses were not returned, the customer would not get back his one euro.
The money raised in this money-back system of selling drinks in glasses will be used to carry out various environmental and sustainability activities across the island of La Gomera, as this is a Biosphere Reserve.
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