Ibiza generated 500kg of waste per person this year

The Ibiza Preservation Foundation has published new figures revealing Ibiza has generated 500kg of waste per person this year.

The figure is two times higher than the average amount of waste mainland Spain produces per person, and 14 per cent higher than the rest of Europe.

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Campaigners have claimed Ibiza’s scale of tourism is unsustainable. More than four million people travelled to the island in 2018, including one million from the UK, which places a significant strain on its resources.

Artists like Blond:ish are working to challenge music industry waste through campaigns like the Ibiza Beach Clean and Bye Bye Plastic.

Blond:ish, the now solo project of Vivie-Ann Bakos, said to the BBC: “We are partying in paradise, and paradises have sensitive ecosystems which can’t withstand the city lifestyle.”