EPI’s Plastic and Aluminium Recollection

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By Istar Vignal

I guess most of you have noticed that solid waste is not disposed of properly in La Paz, and that even less is recycled. In order to raise awareness on the importance of recycling but also as a way to collect funds, Ecology Project International (EPI) in collaboration with local high school Juan Pablo II and Ponguinguiola will be leading a plastic and aluminium recollection campaign this fall.

Funds will go to the reconstruction of the EPI campus palapa destroyed during last year’s Hurricane Odile. The palapa had served, over the 10 years that EPI has been working in the peninsula, to host events, talks and workshops for the community. It’s a place where kids have celebrated their accomplishments and formed friendships; teachers have seen them grow and cheered them; families have bonded. The outdoor palapa was a public space that created a sense of community and planted seeds of hope and awareness in youth.

In order to support the campaign, during the months of September, October and November, EPI will be receiving plastics and aluminum from Monday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm. Materials can also be taken directly to Ponguinguiola located at the end of Nayarit St. in the Mangle. Just make sure to mention it’s for EPI!

The EPI campus is located on Guillermo Prieto 1038, between Encinas and Navarro. Telephone: 165 65 61 Ext 3.

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