Mexican PET recycler working to raise public awarenessPosted on July 20, 2014 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
Communication, especially with children, is the key to increasing recycling, he said.
.And just like in the United States, the marketing and strategy director said, some adults in Mexico might not listen to other adults when it comes to recycling, but they just might listen to their kids.
“If somebody in Mexico is driving his car, opens the window, dumps a bottle, nobody will tell anything to that guy. But maybe his children sitting beside him (will say something). So the environmental awareness of children is really powerful, so we are working on this educational progress to really make a change,” Camara said.
PETStar receives its recycled PET through its bottle gathering subsidiary, Avangard, which employs 1,100 of its own workers directly and operates eight collection facilities. Avangard also partners with multiple collection partners and helps support 24,000 pickers who scavenge used PET bottles, often at landfills, the company said.
The processing company can reprocess up to 3 billion bottles per year, Camara said