Establishing a Recycling Centre in Mexico

Sep 6, 2013

Construction work continues

Dear supporter,

The recycling centre construction work continues! Recent donations have been used to build three compost containers and another part of the main structure as well as the wages for the builders.

As we mentioned in our last report, plastic bottles were filled with sand that the community prepared, three compost containers were built instead of using bricks.  These containers will facilitate the management of the compost in the centre as they used to use the compost bins with metallic mesh and tarps.

Despite being a remote beach in southern Mexico, Pez Maya is covered with trash that has travelled through the Caribbean from both nearby and far flung locations.In the past month, the team at Pez Maya has cleaned 700metres of our beach. We have collected well over 150kg of non-recyclable trash, about 20kg of recyclable plastic and approximately 25kg of glass and metal. This recycling centre will help to utilise these materials that wash up on their beach.

Also, another part of the main structure was built, to leave it ready to put on a roof with the following funds. This structure will be used to store the recycling and protect it from the sun, rain, wind and with the support of people like you, should hopefully be completed soon!

Thank you as always for your support

Sophie Birkett

Charitable Trust manager



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Sophie Birkett

GVI Charitable Trust Manager
St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

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