2015, Carmen de Areco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
This project addresses the problem of how empty plastic bottles (PET) are currently handled in Carmen de Areco. The first stage of this project is to set up a collection center at the school, where community members can take their empty plastic bottles. The school will provide a place to collect, press and package these disposable bottles before delivering them to a recycling center.
Once the first stage of the project is established, the second stage of the project will begin. The students plan to extend the collecting center to other schools within the area.
The money gathered from selling the collected bottles to the recycling centers will be used to continue improving and sustaining the permanent operation of this system within the school(s).