The Azulita Project

El proyecto Azulita, que desde algún tiempo se ha conformado en Los Llanos (Mpio. de la Unión, Gro.), promueve la salud comunitaria en Guerrero a través del reciclaje, el arte y programas de educación ambiental. Trabajando para crear un modelo sustentable y replicable de negocio que busca combatir un grave problema ambiental. El proyecto consiste en que los miembros del equipo, se organizan para comprar el plástico que la gente local tiene para desechar. Luego, hay un proceso de limpieza y compresión de dicho plástico, y cuando se alcanza la cantidad de 10 a 15 toneladas ya procesadas, se envía a una planta que se ubica cerca de Guadalajara, Jal. Su modelo está teniendo éxito entre la comunidad, justamente porque incentiva a la gente local, a que, en vez de tirar el plástico a cualquier parte, logren recolectarlo ellos mismos, lo cual da un ingreso extra a sus familias y al mismo tiempo ha reducido notablemente y de manera eficaz la contaminación del lugar. Lo que se obtiene de esa venta, sirve para sostener el proyecto, pero aún así, la aportación de apoyos y donaciones se hace indispensable para asegurar la continuidad del mismo.


Conoce más en su sitio web: www.azulitaproject.org




The Azulita Project promotes community health through plastic recycling, art, and educational programs in Guerrero, Mexico. They are working to create a replicable, sustainable business model that combats a massive environmental problem with incentivized economic solutions. Azulita Project team members purchase plastic waste from local residents then clean, process, and compress the plastic. When they have processed and baled 10-15 tons of plastic, it is shipped and sold to a recycling facility near Guadalajara, Mexico. The Azulita Project recycling program is successful due to its innovative, incentive-based model. Since the start of the project, local recycling participation has dramatically increased, and local plastic pollution has noticeably decreased as a result. Inspired by the effectiveness of deposits on glass bottles and the recycling value of aluminum cans, the Azulita Project created a privately subsidized plastic buy-back program that places value on post-consumer plastic. This encourages local residents to collect and recycle plastic waste rather than throw it away. Currently, the plastic buy-back program and the facility operations cost more than the plastic sales can generate (meaning they operate at a financial loss). They are actively building partnerships with hotels and businesses that want to start recycling, cause their donation of plastic would be a win-win situation that helps offset their costs. Also, your financial contribution to the Azulita Project would be greatly appreciated and will help defend our oceans from plastic pollution!


Check their website for more info: www.azulitaproject.org




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