Colombia

07.02.2018

Not going to waste: Our initiative in Colombia earns big praise

 

Partnering with government authorities, regional school headmasters and institutions, our team has implemented environmental education activities to strengthen the commitment to the community. Efforts focused on driving a recycling culture, encouraging preventative waste management and sourcing waste for co-processing.

The Colombian team partnered with schools to implement environmental projects and youth training programs. In addition, door-to-door community educational programs were used to help community members understand the most environmentally friendly ways to manage waste. Five municipalities of Boyaca and the Nazareth neighborhood association joined hands in this initiative.

Since 2015, the initiative has benefitted more than 18,000 people by implementing recycling programs, educating the community about waste practices and increasing the amount of waste diverted to co-processing.