Improve the Environment in Urban Argentina



Basur seeks to improve quality of life for communities with low resources by creating integral management of their solid waste.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The region known as "LĂ­nea Sur," has a low social and economic living standard and very few resources. Garbage is disposed of in an open-air dump and is dispersed many kilometers by strong winds. This affects the health and dignity of the communities, the fauna and the environment.

How will this project solve this problem?

Eradicate existing refuse dumps and create small, manual sanitary landfills. Recycle materials that could be useful for the community, including by compost. Create educational programs for the community about waste management and environment care.

Potential Long Term Impact

Reduces pollution of land and groundwater. Minimizes the impact of the current desertification by encouraging the creation of plant nurseries. Gives communities an environmental conscience and the know-how to take advantage of waste.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $235

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $235 .  The original project funding goal was $20,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $235 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Asociacion Conciencia
Asociacion Conciencia

Buenos Aires, CABA, Argentina

Project Leader

Alejandra Lanfranchi

Environmental Engineer
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires Argentina

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