You’re not alone.
As residents of San Juan, the staff of Comunidad Connect & Casa Oro want to get the word out about an easy way to make a big difference: sorting your plastics at home! We all see the trash truck come around, and we see that waste management employees put all the trash together in the back of the truck. You might not know that when plastics are separated from other waste before being loaded into the truck, they are sorted upon arrival at the dump, and sent to Managua to be recycled.
The employees do their best to look through all trash bags and sort out the plastics, but many, many plastics slip through the cracks and end up being burned with the rest of the trash if they aren’t pre-sorted at our homes and business.
So, what do you have to do to increase recycling in San Juan and reduce the amount of trash that’s being burned?
Sort your plastics! It’s easy. You don’t need a special bag, you just need a separate area in your home or business to keep plastics. When you take out your regular trash, put your plastics in a different bag (ideally something the employees will be able to see through, like a Pali bag or a white grocery bag) and take them out as well. That’s it!
Do you want to recycle AND participate in a community development project at the same time? Bring your plastic and glass bottles to Casa Oro, and they’ll be used at “Rancho Regeneración” Casa Oro’s sustainable farm project in El Carrizal – just outside of town!
If you have questions, send a message to email@example.com, or stop by Casa Oro! And don’t forget to join us this Sunday for a trash pick up and BBQ hosted by Surf Ranch Hotel and Resort – meet at Casa Oro at 9:45am for free transport!