The Recycling Guatemala project is now finished.
After a spectacular opening in Almolonga on the 6th of February,
the final product solutions are now being used on a daily
Garbage truck equipment
The new gear for waste collection turned out pretty good,
and the waste collection process is now far safer, faster
and more comfortable than before. Furthermore, the truck is
emptied in approx. 4 minutes, a process that used to take
45, which means 90 minutes and a lot of hard work saved every
day. The workers on the truck are happy, and keep on inviting
me to join their crew on a permanent basis ;-)
Waste information centre
The waste information and collection centre has already gotten
a lot of attention, starting with a 2 hour live transmition
on television during the opening. The centre provides information
on glass, plastic, paper, metal; as well as on organic waste
and compostation. The information describes briefly how the
material is created, how it is used and how it is recycled.
Click image to your right to se the video of the opening.
for domestic separation
Since the construction of the treatment plant was delayed,
the introduction of the waste containers for separation had
to be be postponed. Nevertheless, the results are produced
and ready for implementation in the village.
The final project presentation took place at Norsk Forms offices
in Oslo, February 19th 2003. Several other presentations has also been held for designers, students, NGO's and more. Feel free to contact
if you are interested in further presentation..