Earn money with your garbage! These everyday wastes have great value

At a time when planet Earth is experiencing an ecological collapse due to the immense amount of waste that are discharged into rivers, aquifers, forests and oceans, the environmental movement that promotes the recycling and choose not to use products such as plastic, bags and Styrofoam.

In this context there are also proposals so as not to throw away everything that is undone and instead be able to sell it; the trash has always been a source of income for many people, and certain products they can put up for sale and redeem some income for it.

Miscellaneous companies they pay the pet, the cans, a certain type of cardboard, lids of packagingjust like him cooking oil. Yes, used oil can be sold and there are even European companies that buy it in Latin America and export it to Europe. We tell you how.

Used oil to save the planet

According to data provided by the ONU only in Latin America “90% of the waste generated in this region ends up being wasted and ends up in landfills.”

The Edible oil is one of the most contaminants of the planet, since when thrown into the drainage it ends up in rivers, lakes or aquifers, which causes the contamination thereof. However, there are companies that acquire and pay a good price for this product.

An example is the Costa Rican Karla Chaves Brenes, regional director of the company Ecoinspresence in Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru (in addition to a pilot test in Guadalajara, Mexico), saw in the management of waste an option to generate income.

saw in a serious Environmental problem, garbage, an economic opportunity, both for households and for recyclers. Chaves created Ecoins, a virtual currency that encouraged people not to throw all the material in the trash.

It promotes certain waste they are cleaned, dried and separated for later sale; with this initiative between 2018 and this year Ecoins achieved the recovery of about 3 thousand 300 tons of “recoverable” materials.

The Mexican example

In Mexico there is a similar example; Ecolana, a company that was born as a recycling platform in Mexico City, but that over time became a channel where the collectors from trash they met consumers of recycled material, buying and selling.

The founders of Ecolana, Alejandra Valdez and Lisseth Cordero, say that the idea came up in 2016 and has become a platform which works as a meeting guide.

In this way, people identify the place in the city where they can buy the Recycled material. The barter or exchange occurs at the time of delivery and is paid for the material. Depending on what is sold, the precio can reach up to 22 pesos per kilo of material.

Prices of some materials

In Mexico various buyers of materials recycled pay certain amounts for waste; such as cans soft drink containers pet o cartons. We show you the approximate prices they offer:

In Mexico the aluminum you pay between 10 and 20 pesos per kilo, which represents approximately 30 cans. The cardboard It is bought at approximately 1.50 and 2.50 pesos per kilo.

In the case of paper Newspaper the kilo is bought at 1.50 pesos, while the pet you pay up to 4 pesos per kilo, which is approximately 30 bottles.

Source: Diario Ecologia by diarioecologia.com.

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