Mexico recycling centre developments
We are very excited to share that construction of our new recycling centre in Mexico has now started.
We have been raising funds through the GVI Charitable Trust to support community members in Punta Allen situated within the UNESCO Sian Ka’an Biosphere reserve, with the aim of establishing a recycling centre which will act as an example to other communities in the region.
The recent Mayan Wilderness Challenge saw a group of GVI staff and volunteer’s cycle and kayak across the reserve to support this project.
GVI Mexico Country director Lluvia Soto explains: ‘After Tropical storm Rina, a lot of the plastic was blown away (as it does not have a proper storage place), so we joined forces to tidy up the plastic and organise things for construction which will start soon and we need to make space for all the building materials.
10 new recycling containers were built to place around the town as more people wish to join the program.
Construction is starting this weekend, after discussion with the community we have decided to build the centre with plastic bottles!! Yes, with all the plastic and glass bottles which have been collected in town! People from the community will come in groups to help the centre, and hopefully in a few weeks it will be finished.’
Thank you to everyone who has supported or continues to support this project and our work in Mexico and around the world.