Retorna is a Spanish environmental non-profit and non-governmental institution established in 2010 in Barcelona, with a national and international area of work.


We focus on advocacy and awareness raising on Zero Waste and the huge problem of beverage containers abandoned in our natural and urban environments.


We request our politicians to approve and implement ambitious zero waste measures, including deposit return systems.

Victories and key actions

A selection of the latest achievements of our member...
  • Approval of the Baleares waste law: one of the most ambitious laws in terms of plastic ban, DRS, EPR, limits on incineration, etc.
  • Lobbying at state level and in other regions for ambitious plastic legislation and Zero Waste measures, including DRS.
  • Meetings with industry to close gaps and get some on board

Main focus and objectives

A selection of the expected results of our member...
  • Get plastic and Zero Waste issueds in the elections (national, regional and municipal as well as EU
  • Continue corporate work

Barcelona, Spain

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